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    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Updates to the zoonotic niche map of Ebola virus disease in Africa

    David M Pigott et al.
    Building on previous work (Pigott et al. 2014), estimates of areas of potential transmission of Ebola virus are revised and updated to provide a contemporary map for use by researchers and policymakers.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Mapping the zoonotic niche of Ebola virus disease in Africa

    David M Pigott et al.
    Understanding where future Ebola virus outbreaks may start and the changing nature of the populations living in these places is of critical importance in helping to prepare for future outbreaks.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1976-2014

    Alicia Rosello et al.
    Analysing a compilation of individual-level data gathered across the seven Ebola Virus Disease outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo reveals factors that contribute to the spread of the disease and mortality.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Ebola and Marburg virus matrix layers are locally ordered assemblies of VP40 dimers

    William Wan et al.
    Cryo-electron tomography reveals the structure and arrangement of the VP40 matrix protein lattice that mediates the formation of Ebola and Marburg virus particles.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Epidemiological dynamics of Ebola outbreaks

    Thomas House
    The pattern of past Ebola outbreaks is indicative of an effective reproductive ratio of less than 1, which can lead to the generation of a range of outbreak sizes consistent with the scale of the ongoing epidemic.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Filovirus receptor NPC1 contributes to species-specific patterns of ebolavirus susceptibility in bats

    Melinda Ng et al.
    NPC1 is a genetic determinant of filovirus susceptibility in bats, and some variations in bat NPC1 may reflect host adaptations to reduce filovirus replication and virulence.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Coupling adaptive molecular evolution to phylodynamics using fitness-dependent birth-death models

    David A Rasmussen, Tanja Stadler
    A new model describes how adaptive molecular evolution shapes phylogenetic trees and can be used to estimate the fitness effects of mutations from phylogenies.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Identification of NPC1 as the target of U18666A, an inhibitor of lysosomal cholesterol export and Ebola infection

    Feiran Lu et al.
    A nanomolar inhibitor of cholesterol transport out of endosomes/lysosomes can be crosslinked to the “sterol-sensing domain” of NPC1, which implicates this domain in the transmembrane transport of cholesterol.
    1. Ecology
    2. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Accelerated viral dynamics in bat cell lines, with implications for zoonotic emergence

    Cara E Brook et al.
    Bats' uniquely robust innate antiviral immune defenses select for faster transmitting viruses likely to generate extreme virulence upon spillover to secondary hosts with immune systems divergent from those of bat.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Drastic changes in conformational dynamics of the antiterminator M2-1 regulate transcription efficiency in Pneumovirinae

    Cedric Leyrat et al.
    A combination of X-ray crystallography, molecular dynamics and small angle X-ray scattering shows that the transcription antiterminator M2-1 is a structurally dynamic homotetramer that undergoes large concerted conformational changes upon binding its target RNA.

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