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    1. Biophysics and Structural Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Competing scaffolding proteins determine capsid size during mobilization of Staphylococcus aureus pathogenicity islands

    Altaira D Dearborn et al.
    Cryo-electron microscopy and genetics show how Staphylococcus aureus pathogenicity island 1 hijacks the assembly pathway of a helper phage for its own propagation.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A novel central nervous system-penetrating protease inhibitor overcomes human immunodeficiency virus 1 resistance with unprecedented aM to pM potency

    Manabu Aoki et al.
    GRL-142 is an HIV protease inhibitor with a unique structure and atto-to-picomolar potency against a wide range of HIV strains.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Epidemiological and ecological determinants of Zika virus transmission in an urban setting

    José Lourenço et al.
    An ento-epidemiological model reveals that what made the Zika virus a public health problem in Feira de Santana, Brazil, was a surprisingly high attack rate coupled with a low risk of Microcephaly per challenged pregnancy.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Polo-like kinase Cdc5 regulates Spc72 recruitment to spindle pole body in the methylotrophic yeast Ogataea polymorpha

    Hiromi Maekawa et al.
    Cdc5-dependent SPB regulation is linked to delayed cytoplasmic microtubule organization in Ogataea polymorpha.
    1. Immunology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A potent human neutralizing antibody Fc-dependently reduces established HBV infections

    Dan Li et al.
    A novel and potent receptor-binding-blockage human neutralizing antibody prevents HBV infection, and suppresses HBV infection therapeutically in HBV-infected mice.
    1. Genomics and Evolutionary Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Natural mismatch repair mutations mediate phenotypic diversity and drug resistance in Cryptococcus deuterogattii

    R Blake Billmyre et al.
    Eukaryotic pathogens, like Cryptococcus deuterogattii, can use elevated mutation rates to more rapidly adapt to stresses, such as drug challenges, but at the cost of lower fitness in less stressful environments.
    1. Biophysics and Structural Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Structural dynamics of RbmA governs plasticity of Vibrio cholerae biofilms

    Jiunn CN Fong et al.
    Biofilm matrix protein RbmA controls biofilm architecture through binary structural switching and exopolysaccharide binding.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    The cyanobacterial circadian clock follows midday in vivo and in vitro

    Eugene Leypunskiy et al.
    The cyanobacterial core clock tracks midday regardless of day length, which can be understood in terms of a model for how the environment alters the clock limit cycle.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Pirating conserved phage mechanisms promotes promiscuous staphylococcal pathogenicity island transfer

    Janine Bowring et al.
    Structural and genetic analyses reveal the highly evolved and unprecedented biological strategy used by SaPIs to spread in nature.