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    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A Bayesian analysis of the association between Leukotriene A4 Hydrolase genotype and survival in tuberculous meningitis

    Laura Whitworth et al.
    In this ideal example of pharmacogenomics, individuals with a common variant in a gene encoding for an inflammatory lipid mediator benefit selectively from standard-of-care anti-inflammatory treatment used for tuberculous meningitis.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Mycobacterium tuberculosis induces decelerated bioenergetic metabolism in human macrophages

    Bridgette M Cumming et al.
    Quantifiable bioenergetic parameters, determined from extracellular flux analyses, are distinct between macrophages infected with Mycobacteriumtuberculosis or vaccine strain M. bovis BCG, enabling assessment of future vaccine and drug efficacy.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Medicine

    A randomised double blind placebo controlled phase 2 trial of adjunctive aspirin for tuberculous meningitis in HIV-uninfected adults

    Nguyen TH Mai et al.
    Adjunctive aspirin may reduce new brain infarcts and deaths in the first 60 days of treatment for HIV-uninfected adults with tuberculous meningitis.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Soluble collectin-12 mediates C3-independent docking of properdin that activates the alternative pathway of complement

    Jie Zhang et al.
    A systematic set of experiments reveals how properdin specifically directs AP activation independently of primary C3 deposition additionally as an alternative convertase stabilizer, thus revising immune machinery of complement activation.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Antimicrobial resistance and COVID-19: Intersections and implications

    Gwenan M Knight et al.
    COVID-19 will have an ongoing impact on antimicrobial resistance acquisition, transmission, and burden, requiring the close attention of researchers globally to generate a complete evidence base for the shifted dynamics.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Properdin oligomers adopt rigid extended conformations supporting function

    Dennis V Pedersen et al.
    Combining electron microscopy and solution scattering demonstrated that properdin oligomers adopt extended rigid and well-defined conformations that are integral to the biological function of this complement regulator.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structural insight into toxin secretion by contact-dependent growth inhibition transporters

    Jeremy Guerin et al.
    Structures of CdiB outer membrane transporters reveal the channel-gating mechanism for the secretion of large bacterial toxins.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Stepwise visualization of membrane pore formation by suilysin, a bacterial cholesterol-dependent cytolysin

    Carl Leung et al.
    Electron and atomic force microscopy show how bacterial toxins bind to a host membrane and assemble into arcs and rings, before undergoing a dramatic, concerted conformational change to insert into the membrane.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Lives saved with vaccination for 10 pathogens across 112 countries in a pre-COVID-19 world

    Jaspreet Toor et al.
    Vaccination activities that occurred before the COVID-19 pandemic, 2000-2019, are estimated to avert 50 million deaths, highlighting the enormous benefits of continued and improving vaccination.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Repeated introductions and intensive community transmission fueled a mumps virus outbreak in Washington State

    Louise H Moncla et al.
    Social networks can be the primary risk factor for mumps infection and transmission, regardless of age and vaccination status.

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