50 results found
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Influenza-virus membrane fusion by cooperative fold-back of stochastically induced hemagglutinin intermediates

    Tijana Ivanovic et al.
    Long-lived intermediate states formed by glycoprotein catalysts are an essential part of the process used by influenza virus particles to infect cells.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Contributions of mast cells and vasoactive products, leukotrienes and chymase, to dengue virus-induced vascular leakage

    Ashley L St John et al.
    Proteins produced by mast cells modulate the permeability of blood vessels, and may determine whether patients infected with dengue virus develop life-threatening complications.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Identification of an LGP2-associated MDA5 agonist in picornavirus-infected cells

    Safia Deddouche et al.
    A viral RNA has been identified as a specific MDA5 agonist in cells infected with encephalomyocarditis virus.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    RNA structures that resist degradation by Xrn1 produce a pathogenic Dengue virus RNA

    Erich G Chapman et al.
    The Dengue virus contains discretely folded RNA structures that confer the ability to resist a powerful host cell enzyme and produce a disease-inducing noncoding RNA.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Sequential conformational rearrangements in flavivirus membrane fusion

    Luke H Chao et al.
    The West Nile Virus envelope protein catalyzes membrane fusion through low-pH induced conformational rearrangement, with a rate determined by the formation of two trimeric complexes at the contact zone between the virus and target membrane.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Sampling the conformational space of the catalytic subunit of human γ-secretase

    Xiao-chen Bai et al.
    A masked cryo-EM image classification approach and the structure of an inhibitor-bound complex provide insights into the molecular flexibility of the catalytic subunit of gamma-secretase.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Distinct functional determinants of influenza hemagglutinin-mediated membrane fusion

    Tijana Ivanovic, Stephen C Harrison
    The mechanism of membrane-fusion catalysis in influenza viral infection of target cells is robust against the presence of a large fraction of non-productive viral fusion proteins.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Evolution-guided functional analyses reveal diverse antiviral specificities encoded by IFIT1 genes in mammals

    Matthew D Daugherty et al.
    Evolutionary innovation and turnover in the IFIT1 antiviral gene family has led to diverse repertoires of antiviral specificity across mammals.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Mapping global environmental suitability for Zika virus

    Jane P Messina et al.
    A global map of environmental suitability for Zika virus and the estimated population living at potential risk can help refine public health guidelines, travel advisories and intervention strategies at a crucial time in the global emergence of this arbovirus.

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