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Zhizhu Zhang Art


Zhizhu Zhang


This cartoon depicts a spaceship delivering the LTB4 lipids, using the actual microscopic image taken by the Serezani lab as background. The inspiration of spaceship was taken from an interesting mistake of the computer vision technology. When Dr. Serezani sent over some microscopic pictures for reference, Gmail described the pictures as "[A picture containing star, outdoor object, night sky, light Description automatically generated with low confidence]". Produced by macrophages and neutrophils, LTB4 is an important signaling mediator to enhance antimicrobial effector functions. However, excessive LTB4 can lead to aberrant inflammation that is damaging to host defense. Thus, some LTB4 molecules are portrayed to be devil-like.

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