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3 The eukaryotic cell. (a) Basic structure and contents. (b) Two important pathways of information transfer, illustrated in a virus-infected cell. For deﬁnition of terms, see text. Note, the molecules shown are not to scale; they would be invisibly small at this magniﬁcation. g. mammalian) cell; like all the ﬁgures in this book it is highly simpliﬁed and diagrammatic, and the various structures and molecules are not to scale. To return to bacteria, you can see why even they cannot be considered ‘primitive’.
A medical emergency Meningitis can also be pneumococcal, tuberculous, viral, fungal, or even protozoal, but the commonest cause is Neisseria meningitis (the ‘meningococcus’). g. penicillin) is the only hope. To distinguish the rash of meningococcal meningitis from all the other rashes that children are prone to is one of the doctor’s most essential skills. I will return to the subject of skin rashes in Chapter 7. Molecules of sudden death The toxins of staphs and streps have been mentioned; they are numerous and varied, destroying host cells and helping the bacteria to spread and avoid defence mechanisms.
Yet another toxin, secreted by the diphtheria bacillus, blocks a single step in the synthesis of protein, destroying cells particularly in the nose and throat, with death from suffocation or, occasionally, heart failure. Diphtheria and tetanus toxins were turned to good account when it was discovered that they could be inactivated by formalin but still retain the ability to induce immunity – the brilliantly successful toxoid vaccines introduced in the 1940s and still in universal use today. Before that, a doctor in a remote area had to be prepared for drastic action in a case of diphtheria: to clear the airways by opening the windpipe, if necessary with a hastily sterilized penknife – the operation of tracheotomy.