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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    The malaria parasite sheddase SUB2 governs host red blood cell membrane sealing at invasion

    Christine R Collins et al.
    Genetic analysis identifies an enzyme of the malaria parasite that is required to seal its host red blood cell membrane upon invasion, a key requirement of this important intracellular pathogen.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A motogenic GABAergic system of mononuclear phagocytes facilitates dissemination of coccidian parasites

    Amol K Bhandage et al.
    Intracellular parasites hijack a conserved GABAergic system of immune cells to promote dissemination.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate and Hsp70 protect Plasmodium falciparum from heat-induced cell death

    Kuan-Yi Lu et al.
    Phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate interacts with PfHsp70-1 and stabilizes the Plasmodium digestive vacuole under febrile temperatures.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    The NTP generating activity of pyruvate kinase II is critical for apicoplast maintenance in Plasmodium falciparum

    Russell P Swift et al.
    The pyruvate kinase contained in the apicoplast organelle of malaria parasites makes the nucleotide triphosphates required for several processes including transcription of the organellar genome.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Vibrio deploys type 2 secreted lipase to esterify cholesterol with host fatty acids and mediate cell egress

    Suneeta Chimalapati et al.
    Considering the course of a pathogen's evolution, there appears to be interplay between secretion systems, providing unique, synergistic mechanisms to support a successful lifestyle for possibly pathogenesis, symbiosis and/or parasitosis.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A single point mutation in the Plasmodium falciparum FtsH1 metalloprotease confers actinonin resistance

    Christopher D Goodman et al.
    Actinonin kills malaria parasites by targeting the apicoplast-associated metalloprotease FTSH1.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Profiling of myristoylation in Toxoplasma gondii reveals an N-myristoylated protein important for host cell penetration

    Malgorzata Broncel et al.
    Myristoylation of a secreted protein, identified in a global myristoylation analysis of the eukaryotic parasite Toxoplasma gondii, is important for host cell invasion.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Medicine

    Does the human placenta express the canonical cell entry mediators for SARS-CoV-2?

    Roger Pique-Regi et al.
    The human placenta negligibly co-expresses the transcripts encoding the canonical cell-entry mediators for SARS-CoV-2, which explains why mothers with COVID-19 rarely transmit the virus to the fetus.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Evolutionarily distant I domains can functionally replace the essential ligand-binding domain of Plasmodium TRAP

    Dennis Klug et al.
    Exchange of the I domain in the Plasmodium surface protein TRAP against evolutionary distant I domains rescues infectivity of sporozoites.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A divergent cyclin/cyclin-dependent kinase complex controls the atypical replication of a malaria parasite during gametogony and transmission

    Aurélia C Balestra et al.
    Multiple steps of the atypical cell cycles underlying Plasmodium gametogony are controlled by a divergent cyclin/cyclin-dependent complex.

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