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BefA and Mitochondrial Membrane Figure 1


Karino Gibson


Karen Guillemin

BefA and Mitochondrial Membrane Figure 1

I partnered with Patrick Horve from Professor Guillemin's lab from University of Oregon. This lab focuses on the relationship of the microbiota inside zebrafish, and how the protein BefA they secrete helps the proliferation of insulin-producing Beta cells in the pancreas. Together we worked on graphic abstracts and fun illustrations based on the lab's work.

Artist Statement: 

Demonstrates how the protein BefA disrupts the mitochondria membrane and causes protons to leak out. This leads to stress in the mitochondria and an eventual increase in activity.


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