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    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Contagious Cancers: A ‘devil’ of a problem

    Victoria L Hansen, Robert D Miller
    The discovery of a second facial tumor disease in the Tasmanian devil has provided insights into the emergence of contagious cancers.
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    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Unified mechanisms for self-RNA recognition by RIG-I Singleton-Merten syndrome variants

    Charlotte Lässig et al.
    RIG-I Singleton-Merten syndrome mutations either mimic or freeze the protein in an ATP-bound state and lead to autoimmune signalling through a gain-of-function recognition of self-RNA.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Antibiotic-induced acceleration of type 1 diabetes alters maturation of innate intestinal immunity

    Xue-Song Zhang et al.
    Alteration of host gut microbiota by antibiotic exposure in early life remodeled host intestinal immune development and metabolism and enhanced the induction of type 1 diabetes in genetically predisposed animals.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Capturing change in clonal composition amongst single mouse germinal centers

    Daniel J Firl et al.
    Repeated interrogation of single germinal centers in vivo reveals a more fluid landscape than expected and unlocks new lines of investigation.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Variations in HLA-B cell surface expression, half-life and extracellular antigen receptivity

    Brogan Yarzabek et al.
    Lymphocytes and monocytes maintain their cell surface HLA-B via different mechanisms, which in turn differently influence cell-surface expression, half-life and peptide receptivity of HLA-B allotypes.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    ZFP36 RNA-binding proteins restrain T cell activation and anti-viral immunity

    Michael J Moore et al.
    By attenuating the translation of key mRNA targets, ZFP36 RNA binding proteins restrain the expansion and effector activity of T cells.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Long-term antigen exposure irreversibly modifies metabolic requirements for T cell function

    Marie Bettonville et al.
    Long-term exposure to recipient's alloantigens promotes major metabolic defects in T cells that are independent of PD-1-mediated regulation.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    NK cells inhibit Plasmodium falciparum growth in red blood cells via antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity

    Gunjan Arora et al.
    Red blood cells infected by the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum are destroyed by human natural killer cells in the presence of antibodies from people who have acquired clinical immunity to malaria.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Plasmacytoid dendritic cells control dengue and Chikungunya virus infections via IRF7-regulated interferon responses

    Brian Webster et al.
    In vivo study of arbovirus infections reveals the dominant role of pDC IRF7-signaling in directing both type I and II IFN responses, and leading to viral control.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Tumor-derived CSF-1 induces the NKG2D ligand RAE-1δ on tumor-infiltrating macrophages

    Thornton W Thompson et al.
    Macrophages respond to elevated levels of CSF-1 in tumor micro-environments by expressing a ligand for the NKG2D immunoreceptor.