Microbiology and Infectious Disease

Microbiology and Infectious Disease

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    1. Ecology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Freshwater monitoring by nanopore sequencing

    Lara Urban et al.
    From now on, nanopore metagenomics can be used to monitor aquatic environments with high spatiotemporal resolution, by use of a benchmarked, standardised and cost-effective workflow.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Regulatory roles of Escherichia coli 5' UTR and ORF-internal RNAs detected by 3' end mapping

    Philip P Adams et al.
    Multiple RNA-seq approaches globally mapped RNA 3´ ends resulting in the discovery of numerous and diverse RNA regulators.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Immunocompetent mouse model for Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus

    David W Hawman et al.
    A mouse-adapted strain of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus that recapitulates human disease in wild-type mice significantly improves our ability to study Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus pathogenesis.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Modeling transfer of vaginal microbiota from mother to infant in early life

    Martin Steen Mortensen et al.
    Modeling weighted transfer ratios enable statistical analysis of maternal–infant transfer at a more general level and can indicate whether any transfer is persistent, transient, or originates from alternate sources.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    SARS-CoV-2 entry into human airway organoids is serine protease-mediated and facilitated by the multibasic cleavage site

    Anna Z Mykytyn et al.
    Whereas SARS-CoV-2 utilizes cathepsins to enter most cell lines, human airway organoids revealed that entry into relevant cells is dependent on serine proteases, which can be targeted for treatment.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Structure of dual BON-domain protein DolP identifies phospholipid binding as a new mechanism for protein localisation

    Jack Alfred Bryant et al.
    Analysis of the E. coli protein DolP reveals the first dual BON-domain structure and identifies phospholipid binding as a new mechanism for protein localisation to the outer membrane division site.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Mixed cytomegalovirus genotypes in HIV-positive mothers show compartmentalization and distinct patterns of transmission to infants

    Juanita Pang et al.
    Genomic analyses provide new insights into natural history and pathogenesis of cytomegalovirus infection and suggest new testable hypotheses that could be important for the design and implementation of new vaccines.

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    University of Michigan, United States
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