Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Nystatin crystals under a microsccope

Nystatin is an antifungal chemical derived from bacterias; it has the pretty systematic name: (3R,4R,7R,9R,11R,15S,16R,17R,18S,19E,21E,25E,27E,29E,31E,33R,35S,36R,37S)-33-[(3-Amino-3,6-dideoxy-β-L-mannopyranosyl)oxy]-1,3,4,7,9,11,17,37-octahydroxy-15,16,18-trimethyl-13-oxo-14,39-dioxabicycl o[33.3.1]nonatriaconta-19,21,25,27,29,31-hexaene-36-carboxylic acid. Ok, I prefer Nystatin. The chemical used in many applications in medicine, these are crystals from a veterinary medicin against fungi infections. Under the microscope, they look like small bushes and almost dendritic. 

Nystatin crystals under the microscope
Nystatin crystals under the microscope (magnifiaction 250x).

Nystatin crystals under the microscope (magnifiaction 250x).
Nystatin crystals under the microscope (magnifiaction 250x).

Nystatin crystals under the microscope (magnifiaction 250x).
Nystatin crystals under the microscope (magnifiaction 250x).

Nystatin crystals under a microscope (magnifiaction 250x).
Nystatin crystals under the microscope (magnifiaction 250x).

3 comments:

  1. Wow!
    I'm a nurse working with immunosuppressed patients. I'm quite familiar with Nystatin but had no idea it looked like this!!
    Great shots!
    Please share at http://www.image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/09/elodie-farms.html

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  2. They are lovely crystals. It's so amazing the qualities things have when looked at under a microscope!

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