Microbiology and Infectious Disease

Microbiology and Infectious Disease

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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    The Lyme disease agent co-opts adiponectin receptor-mediated signaling in its arthropod vector

    Xiaotian Tang et al.
    A new tick metabolic pathway that is connected to the survival of the Lyme disease spirochete was identified, which may lead to new ways to interfere with the spirochete life cycle.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A nanocompartment system contributes to defense against oxidative stress in Mycobacterium tuberculosis

    Katie A Lien et al.
    A peroxidase-containing nanocompartment in the bacterial pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis protects against oxidative stress and antibiotic treatment in the host.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Efficacy of FFP3 respirators for prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection in healthcare workers

    Mark Ferris et al.
    Healthcare workers working on COVID-19 wards experience a 31-fold increased risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2 compared to colleagues on non-COVID-19 wards whilst wearing fluid-resistant surgical masks, and FFP3 respirators provide up to 100% protection against infection.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Rapid and sensitive detection of SARS-CoV-2 infection using quantitative peptide enrichment LC-MS analysis

    Andreas Hober et al.
    Immuno-affinity enrichment combined with liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry can be used to detect viral proteins to confirm the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in clinical samples.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    The East Asian gut microbiome is distinct from colocalized White subjects and connected to metabolic health

    Qi Yan Ang et al.
    The gut microbiota of East Asians is distinct, dissociated from body mass, and self-sustains compared to White subjects from the same region, and therein may underpin a key health disparity.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Mycobacterium tuberculosis canonical virulence factors interfere with a late component of the TLR2 response

    Amelia E Hinman et al.
    The pathogenic success of Mycobacterium tuberculosis relies in part on its ability to blunt a component of the TLR2-dependent immune response.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Cross-reactive antibodies after SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccination

    Marloes Grobben et al.
    SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccination elicit antibodies that cross-react with other human coronavirus spike proteins, indicating the spike S2 subdomain as a potential target strategy to develop a pan-coronavirus vaccine.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Modeling hepatitis C virus kinetics during liver transplantation reveals the role of the liver in virus clearance

    Louis Shekhtman et al.
    Very frequent viral kinetics in liver transplant patients reveals that the liver is not only the source of hepatitis C virus (HCV) production, but also plays a major role in extracellular HCV clearance.

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