Microbiology and Infectious Disease

Microbiology and Infectious Disease

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    The intricate relationship of G-Quadruplexes and bacterial pathogenicity islands

    Bo Lyu, Qisheng Song
    Unveiling the intricate web of interactions between G4 structures and pathogenicity islands in 89 bacterial genomes significantly advances our understanding of bacterial virulence mechanisms.
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    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Energetics of the microsporidian polar tube invasion machinery

    Ray Chang, Ari Davydov ... Manu Prakash
    Unraveling the ultrafast polar tube ejection in microsporidia reveals extreme cellular hydraulics, providing a data-driven model for infectious cargo transport, with implications for physical approaches to understanding microsporidia transmission.
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    Transcriptional regulation of SARS-CoV-2 receptor ACE2 by SP1

    Hui Han, Rong-Hua Luo ... Cheng-Gang Zou
    SP1 serves as an important transcription factor in the regulation of ACE2 expression.
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    Small RNAs from mitochondrial genome recombination sites are incorporated into T. gondii mitoribosomes

    Sabrina Tetzlaff, Arne Hillebrand ... Christian Schmitz-Linneweber
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    The acetylase activity of Cdu1 regulates bacterial exit from infected cells by protecting Chlamydia effectors from degradation

    Robert J Bastidas, Mateusz Kędzior ... Raphael H Valdivia
    Genetic and biochemical analyses show that Chlamydia protects secreted effectors necessary for its exit from infected cells, preventing them from undergoing ubiquitination and degradation.

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