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To avoid recognition by the immune system, bacteria use autolysins to trim fragments of peptidoglycans that are exposed on the bacterial cell wall.
Magda Luciana Atilano, Pedro Matos Pereira, Filipa Vaz, Maria João Catalão, Patricia Reed, Inês Ramos Grilo, Rita Gonçalves Sobral, Petros Ligoxygakis, Mariana Gomes Pinho, Sérgio Raposo Filipe
10.7554/eLife.02277
Bacterial cytoplasmic chemoreceptors assemble into a sandwich of two hexagonally packed arrays.
Ariane Briegel, Mark S Ladinsky, Catherine Oikonomou, Christopher W Jones, Michael J Harris, Daniel J Fowler, Yi-Wei Chang, Lynmarie K Thompson, Judith P Armitage, Grant J Jensen
10.7554/eLife.02151
Both beneficial and pathogenic bacteria can use their sheathed flagella during host colonization as a novel toxin-/signal-delivery mechanism.
Caitlin A Brennan, Jason R Hunt, Natacha Kremer, Benjamin C Krasity, Michael A Apicella, Margaret J McFall-Ngai, Edward G Ruby
10.7554/eLife.01579
A viral RNA has been identified as a specific MDA5 agonist in cells infected with encephalomyocarditis virus.
Safia Deddouche, Delphine Goubau, Jan Rehwinkel, Probir Chakravarty, Sharmin Begum, Pierre V Maillard, Annabel Borg, Nik Matthews, Qian Feng, Frank J M van Kuppeveld, Caetano Reis e Sousa
10.7554/eLife.01535
Combined antigenic and genetic analysis shows that different strains of the human influenza virus display dramatically different rates of antigenic drift, and that these differences have a significant impact on the number of new infections in each flu season.
Trevor Bedford, Marc A Suchard, Philippe Lemey, Gytis Dudas, Victoria Gregory, Alan J Hay, John W McCauley, Colin A Russell, Derek J Smith, Andrew Rambaut
10.7554/eLife.01914
A fungal effector secreted by the corn smut pathogen increases the virulence of the pathogen by elevating anthocyanin production and reducing lignification in maize.
Shigeyuki Tanaka, Thomas Brefort, Nina Neidig, Armin Djamei, Jörg Kahnt, Wilfred Vermerris, Stefanie Koenig, Kirstin Feussner, Ivo Feussner, Regine Kahmann
10.7554/eLife.01355

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