Microbiology and Infectious Disease

Microbiology and Infectious Disease

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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Substrate stiffness impacts early biofilm formation by modulating Pseudomonas aeruginosa twitching motility

    Sofia Gomez, Lionel Bureau ... Sigolene Lecuyer
    The spatial organization of pathogenic bacteria into microcolonies can be shaped by the stiffness of the substrate that they colonize, via modifications of the bacterial motility.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Homeostatic control of an iron repressor in a GI tract resident

    Yuanyuan Wang, Yinhe Mao ... Changbin Chen
    Post-translational modifications of an iron-responsive regulator drive Candida albicans commensalism in gastrointestinal tract.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A high-throughput cytotoxicity screening platform reveals agr-independent mutations in bacteraemia-associated Staphylococcus aureus that promote intracellular persistence

    Abderrahman Hachani, Stefano G Giulieri ... Timothy P Stinear
    Staphylococcus aureus switches from innocuous coloniser to invasive human pathogen, the bacterial population can accumulate pathoadaptive mutations that reduce bacterial toxicity whilst allowing persistence within infected cells, potentially leading to severe human infections.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    The large GTPase Sey1/atlastin mediates lipid droplet- and FadL-dependent intracellular fatty acid metabolism of Legionella pneumophila

    Dario Hüsler, Pia Stauffer ... Hubert Hilbi
    Intracellular growth of the bacterial pathogen Legionella pneumophila in the amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum implicates a bacterial fatty acid transporter as well as dynamic interactions of the distinct membrane-bound replication compartment with host cell lipid droplets.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Structure–function analysis of Lactiplantibacillus plantarum DltE reveals D-alanylated lipoteichoic acids as direct cues supporting Drosophila juvenile growth

    Nikos Nikolopoulos, Renata C Matos ... François Leulier
    D-alanylated lipoteichoic acids support Drosophila juvenile growth.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Growth: Inside help from the microbiome

    Sneha Agrawal, Nichole A Broderick
    Elucidating the role of one of the proteins produced by Lactiplantibacillus plantarum reveals a new molecule that allows this gut bacterium to support the development of fruit fly larvae.
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    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, United States
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    University of New South Wales, Australia
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    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, United States
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