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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Sequence specific detection of bacterial 23S ribosomal RNA by TLR13

    Xiao-Dong Li, Zhijian J Chen
    A pattern recognition receptor called toll-like receptor 13 detects pathogens in a manner that is different to that seen in other pathogen sensors.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Transcriptomic analysis reveals reduced transcriptional activity in the malaria parasite Plasmodium cynomolgi during progression into dormancy

    Nicole L Bertschi et al.
    Transcriptome profiling of malaria liver-stage parasites provides unprecedented knowledge on genes and pathways expressed in truly dormant hypnozoites and indicates that dormancy is associated with a switch in energy metabolism.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Plant Biology

    A Phytophthora effector recruits a host cytoplasmic transacetylase into nuclear speckles to enhance plant susceptibility

    Haiyang Li et al.
    PsAvh52 modulates epigenetic modification to enhance the susceptibility of soybean to Phytophthora sojae infection.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Plasmodium Niemann-Pick type C1-related protein is a druggable target required for parasite membrane homeostasis

    Eva S Istvan et al.
    The malaria parasite Niemann-Pick Type C1-related protein is an important new antimalarial target.
    1. Cell Biology

    The AP-2 complex has a specialized clathrin-independent role in apical endocytosis and polar growth in fungi

    Olga Martzoukou et al.
    In filamentous fungi the AP-2 complex, which in mammals is an adaptor of clathrin-mediated endocytosis, is recruited to specific clathrin-independent apical endocytosis necessary for proper lipid maintenance and polar growth.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Malaria parasite CelTOS targets the inner leaflet of cell membranes for pore-dependent disruption

    John R Jimah et al.
    The structure, function and mechanism of the malaria vaccine candidate CelTOS reveal a unique pore-forming and membrane-disrupting protein with specificity for the inner leaflet of host and vector cells.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    An NAD+-dependent novel transcription factor controls stage conversion in Entamoeba

    Dipak Manna et al.
    Cellular NAD+ levels change during stage conversion and regulate function of a novel transcription factor that controls developmental switching in the human pathogen Entamoeba histolytica.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Migratory and adhesive cues controlling innate-like lymphocyte surveillance of the pathogen-exposed surface of the lymph node

    Yang Zhang et al.
    A group of innate-like lymphocytes surveys the lymph node subcapsular sinus for bacterial and fungal invaders using a novel combination of chemoattractant and adhesion molecules.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Multi-functional roles for the polypeptide transport associated domains of Toc75 in chloroplast protein import

    Yamuna D Paila et al.
    The conserved polypeptide transport associated (POTRA) domains of the protein import channel, Toc75, are essential for protein import into chloroplasts.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Malaria parasite LIMP protein regulates sporozoite gliding motility and infectivity in mosquito and mammalian hosts

    Jorge M Santos et al.
    A small surface protein regulates gliding motility and host cell invasion by the sporozoite stage of the malaria parasite.