Demons, humors, tainted blood,
No one knew just what was what.
But thanks to Dr. Levenhook,
Mankind got a closer look.
Now we see, and oh so clear,
That microbes are, like, Everywhere!
And thanks to Dr. Kaiser,
Our world is so much wiser.
We know how to identify
Those things which quickly multiply.
And how to know the difference
And how to make a heat fixed stain,
And isolate resistant strains.
Gram positives with nag and nam,
E. Coli chills inside the gut,
If it migrates foreword, you wee a lot.
Another of my favorites is t. pallidum,
You don't want to meet
This syphilus-y spirochete
( STD's can be a bum.)
Be careful when you go outside,
Or when you play in dirt.
Beware of cuts from rusty nails,
To speak of Candida Albicans
Requires some finess-es,
Can petrify we who wear dresses.
Gets all comfy where he's welcome not
Ergosterol inhibitors; what a relief!
Clotrimazole hits the spot.
There are so many different ways
To keep those nasty bugs at bay :
Static, cidal, fungicidal
So many things microbicidal.
It's hard to know which one to choose,
Some strains will win and some will lose.
But a Bauer Kirby diskette test
Can let you know which agent's best.
And if you ever want to know,
Just which pathogen ails one so,
Phage typing is the way to go.
To find out just which microbe
Is replicating to and fro.
Just stamp your innoculum with a disk
Then look for the inhibbited zones.
Ain’t it just so darn terrific
The way phages are bacterio-specific?
Ain't it awsome peachy
That we can detect things that are sneaky?
That everyone must do,
To increase capillary permeability,
And bring lymph cells to tissue.
So don't have a bad attitude,
If you get sick have gratitude!
Innate Immunity will get you through,
Until adaptive systems knows what to do.
making cytotoxic cells.
By presenting all the things they've got
They help T- cells mature,
Into the type that can lyse cells,
Or act as effectors.
Natural killers roam around,
Looking for bad guys.
|B Cells Communicate with T Cells via cytokines|
Then that signal is inhibited,
But don't you worry, never fret,
That trick won't last long, don't forget,
That B cells don't care all that much,
Just how cells show them what they've got.
For antigens can bind cells "B,"
Without a fancy MHC
And when B-cells meet their perfect mate,
They can become something so great!