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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    The Plasmodium liver-specific protein 2 (LISP2) is an early marker of liver stage development

    Devendra Kumar Gupta et al.
    LISP2 expression marks the beginning of awakening of dormant hypnozoite to developing malaria liver stages, which are susceptible to a novel prophylactic drug, Plasmodium PI4K inhibitor.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Influenza A virus surface proteins are organized to help penetrate host mucus

    Michael D Vahey, Daniel A Fletcher
    By distributing receptor-binding and receptor-destroying proteins asymmetrically on their surface, filamentous influenza A virus particles create a Brownian ratchet that facilitates their passage through mucus.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Endocytic recycling and vesicular transport systems mediate transcytosis of Leptospira interrogans across cell monolayer

    Yang Li et al.
    L. interrogans utilizes endocytic recycling and vesicular transport systems for transcytosis across endothelial or epithelial barrier in blood vessels or renal tubules, which contributes to spreading and transmission of leptospirosis.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Differences across cyclophilin A orthologs contribute to the host range restriction of hepatitis C virus

    Jenna M Gaska et al.
    Incompatibilities between the viral replication machinery and orthologs of the essential host factor cyclophilin A (CypA) contribute to the narrow host range of hepatitis C virus.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A bipartite iron-dependent transcriptional regulation of the tryptophan salvage pathway in Chlamydia trachomatis

    Nick D Pokorzynski et al.
    Analysis of the atypical tryptophan biosynthetic operon of Chlamydia trachomatis revealed the simultaneous regulation of transcriptional initiation and termination by an iron-dependent repressor, expanding known regulatory mechanisms of this pathway.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Mechanics and dynamics of translocating MreB filaments on curved membranes

    Felix Wong et al.
    Principal curvature-dependent motion of bacterial actin MreB results in localization consistent with all known literature.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Francisella tularensis enters a double membraned compartment following cell-cell transfer

    Shaun P Steele et al.
    Francisella tularensis spreads from cell to cell when macrophages engulf small portions of infected cells upon cell contact, forming distinctive a double membraned endosome containing multiple bacteria per individual vacuole.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Comment on 'The distribution of antibiotic use and its association with antibiotic resistance'

    Koen B Pouwels et al.
    We are writing to comment on the recent study by Olesen et al., 2018 on antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance.