Microbiology and Infectious Disease

Microbiology and Infectious Disease

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    Viral Replication: Learning more about hepatitis E virus

    Altaira D Dearborn, Ashish Kumar, Joseph Marcotrigiano
    A domain in the ORF1 polyprotein of the hepatitis E virus that was previously thought to be a protease is actually a zinc-binding domain.
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    Promoting Fc-Fc interactions between anti-capsular antibodies provides strong immune protection against Streptococcus pneumoniae

    Leire Aguinagalde Salazar, Maurits A den Boer ... Suzan HM Rooijakkers
    Fc engineering of monoclonal antibodies strongly improves immune clearance of pneumococcus.
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    Antibiotic-induced accumulation of lipid II synergizes with antimicrobial fatty acids to eradicate bacterial populations

    Ashelyn E Sidders, Katarzyna M Kedziora ... Brian P Conlon
    Palmitoleic acid not only potentiates vancomycin killing of Gram-positive bacteria, but the insertion of palmitoleic acid into the membrane leads to the unexpected accumulation of membrane-bound cell wall precursors, representing a novel mechanism of action for unsaturated fatty acids.
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    Network-based multi-omics integration reveals metabolic at-risk profile within treated HIV-infection

    Flora Mikaeloff, Marco Gelpi ... Ujjwal Neogi
    Multi-omics-driven patient stratification identify at-risk profile of metabolic complications in people living with HIV on suppressive therapy that need clinical attention.

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