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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Unexpected plasticity in the life cycle of Trypanosoma brucei

    Sarah Schuster et al.
    Parasite life cycles may be more flexible than traditionally thought, potentially allowing single-cell infections of insect vectors and transmission between hosts even at very low parasite densities.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Parasite Transmission: A two-stage solution

    Fabien Guegan, Luisa Figueiredo
    The parasite that causes African sleeping sickness can be transmitted from mammals to tsetse flies in two stages of its lifecycle, rather than one as was previously thought.
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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    An essential, kinetoplastid-specific GDP-Fuc: β-D-Gal α-1,2-fucosyltransferase is located in the mitochondrion of Trypanosoma brucei

    Giulia Bandini et al.
    The activity, localization, and essentiality of TbFUT1, together with its ability to complement Leishmania parasites lacking the homologous gene, suggest the presence of an uncommon and conserved mitochondrial fucosylation pathway required for kinetoplastid parasites viability.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The mechanism of MICU-dependent gating of the mitochondrial Ca2+uniporter

    Vivek Garg et al.
    A comprehensive functional analysis of mitochondrial Ca2+ uniporter (MCU) demonstrates that the auxiliary MICU subunits potentiate Ca2+ transport via MCU.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Naa12 compensates for Naa10 in mice in the amino-terminal acetylation pathway

    Hyae Yon Kweon et al.
    Mice doubly deficient for Naa10 and Naa12 display embryonic lethality, with both enzymes compensating for each other with amino-terminal acetylation of proteins in mouse development.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Research: Evolutionary medicine

    George H Perry
    In recognition that evolutionary theory is critical for understanding modern human health, eLife is publishing a special issue on evolutionary medicine to showcase recent research in this growing and increasingly interdisciplinary field.
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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A novel mechanosensitive channel controls osmoregulation, differentiation, and infectivity in Trypanosoma cruzi

    Noopur Dave et al.
    Structurally divergent bacterial-like mechanosensitive channels control multiple cellular functions in protozoan parasites.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Occurrence of foamy macrophages during the innate response of zebrafish to trypanosome infections

    Sem H Jacobs et al.
    Transparent zebrafish, reveal the occurrence of foamy macrophages during an extracellular trypanosome infection and their association with an exacerbated inflammatory response.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    High-speed, three-dimensional imaging reveals chemotactic behaviour specific to human-infective Leishmania parasites

    Rachel C Findlay et al.
    High-speed holographic microscopy shows that Leishmania parasites modify their swimming behaviour to target human macrophages.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    ZC3H4 restricts non-coding transcription in human cells

    Chris Estell et al.
    An unbiased proteomics approach in human cells identifies ZC3H4 and shows that it is important for controlling the transcription of unstable RNA synthesized upstream of promoters and over enhancers.

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