Microbiology and Infectious Disease

Microbiology and Infectious Disease

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    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Single-cell glycomics analysis by CyTOF-Lec reveals glycan features defining cells differentially susceptible to HIV

    Tongcui Ma et al.
    Glycans are remodeled by HIV and are determinants of CD4+ T cell susceptibility to HIV infection.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Controlling SARS-CoV-2 in schools using repetitive testing strategies

    Andrea Torneri et al.
    In primary schools, where vaccination coverage can be low, a repetitive testing strategy reduces SARS-CoV-2 infections while keeping classes and schools open, as such limiting infection transmissions and absenteeism.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Heavy isotope labeling and mass spectrometry reveal unexpected remodeling of bacterial cell wall expansion in response to drugs

    Heiner Atze et al.
    Labeling with 13C and 15N in the absence of metabolic engineering enabled the exploration of peptidoglycan metabolism at a very fine level of detail based on kinetic characterization of isotopologues predicted to occur according to known recycling and biosynthesis pathways.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    High-throughput Plasmodium falciparum hrp2 and hrp3 gene deletion typing by digital PCR to monitor malaria rapid diagnostic test efficacy

    Claudia A Vera-Arias et al.
    A novel high-throughput method for Plasmodium falciparum genotyping will enable malaria control programs to make informed decisions about the best tool to use for the diagnosis of malaria.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    SARS-CoV-2 host-shutoff impacts innate NK cell functions, but antibody-dependent NK activity is strongly activated through non-spike antibodies

    Ceri Alan Fielding et al.
    SARS-CoV-2 host-shutoff inhibits innate NK surveillance by suppressing activating ligands, however ADCC provides a potent NK stimulus that is mediated by antibodies targeting Nucleocapsid, ORF3a, and Membrane, with those targeting Spike being significantly weaker.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Natural Killer Cells: Taking on SARS-CoV-2

    Paola Kučan Brlić, Ilija Brizić
    A new study sheds light on how SARS-CoV-2 influences the way natural killer cells can recognize and kill infected cells.
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