UW4 Bacteria Mechanism

UW4 Bacteria Mechanism SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATION PROJECT Project Overview Indole-3-acetic acid is a plant hormone produced by plant growth-promoting bacteria, such as Pseudomonas putida UW4. CryoDragon was contracted to design a schematic that showcased this mechanism and the effects of UW4 on different areas of the plant root. This artwork was presented in a doctoral dissertation. Citation: Duca D.…

Tryptophan Biosynthesis Pathway

Tryptophan Biosynthesis Pathway SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATION PROJECT Project Overview Indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) can be produced through various biosynthesis pathways starting from tryptophan. Apart from drawing a mechanism of how an IAA-producing bacteria affects plant roots, CryoDragon was also contracted to draw the full biosynthesis of tryptophan to IAA through various pathways. This work was presented in a…

Lung Surfactant Anatomy

Lung Surfactant Anatomy SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATION PROJECT Project Overview Pulmonary surfactant, or lung surfactant, is a mixture of lipids and proteins that are secreted by Type II alveolar cells of your lung. They secrete surfactant onto the air-liquid interface of your lungs to reduce surface tension, making it easier for us to expand and compress our…

Atomic Force Spectroscopy Binding and Dissociation

Atomic Force Spectroscopy Binding and Dissociation SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATION PROJECT Project Overview Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is a useful technique that gives us the power to image nanoscale structures by measuring surface topography. Due to its wide range of applications, different accessories have been developed to obtain additional information regarding these structures. One of these spin-offs…

Hyperpolarized Xenon MRI with Cucurbiturils

Hyperpolarized Xenon MRI with Cucurbiturils SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATION PROJECT Project Overview Dr. Mitchell Albert’s lab in the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute required a scientific schematic drawn up for their experimental procedures and results. We drew a scientific illustration of hyperpolarized Xenon MRI with cucurbiturils (CB6), with the left side representing the control (Xenon with CB6) and…

Mechanism of Amyloid Fibril Formation

Mechanism of Amyloid Fibril Formation SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATION PROJECT Project Overview Alzheimer’s Disease is a devastating neurological disorder that afflicts a growing geriatric population. Currently, no cure is available, but research has shown that AD neurodegeneration is linked to the formation of plaques formed by amyloid-beta oligomers and fibrils. Each of these components can interact with…