Synthesis of interleukin-2 by E.coli bacterium

Synthesis of interleukin-2 by E.coli bacterium

B230/0044 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 56.4MB

Downloadable file size: 4.8MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: False-colour transmission electron micrograph (TEM) showing the bacterium Escherichia coli, in the process of synthesising human Interleukin-2 (IL-2), a naturally-occuring cancer therapeutic. In this micrograph the pink inclusion body represents the IL-2. E. coli inhabits the human gut, where it is normally harmless. Under certain conditions, however, it may become pathogenic causing infections & diarrhoea. It is widely used in biotechnology & molecular genetics experiments, as here, in the mass production of a useful foreign substance. Magnification: x24, 000 at 6x7cm size.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: bacteria, bacterial, bacteriology, bacterium, e. coli, electron micrograph, escherichia coli, from e. coli, from e.coli, genetic engineering, il-2, interleukin-2, micro-organisms, microbe, microbes, microbiology, recombinant protein, tem, transmission

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.