Strong enough for a product inhibition feedback, but pH-balanced for a protease activation

I recently did some remodeling of the website and decided to add a blog to give it a little life.  Given that this is a website about science illustration, I suppose an illustration would be a good place to start. 

Here is one project I’m currently working on, in the evening hours and on weekends, when I’m not being chased from my desk by scary earthquakes.  This illustration is to accompany a research highlight for a monthly update of the Consortium for Functional Glycomics, published by Nature, and is meant to describe the article “Carbohydrate Oxidation Acidifies Endosomes, Regulating Antigen Processing and TLR9 Signaling” by Colleen J. Lewis and Brian A. Cobb, Journal of Immunology, 2010, 184(7), 3789-3800.