Microbiology and Infectious Disease

Microbiology and Infectious Disease

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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A cell wall synthase accelerates plasma membrane partitioning in mycobacteria

    Takehiro Kado, Zarina Akbary ... M Sloan Siegrist
    A newly established reversible model of membrane departitioning and repartitioning in bacteria uncovers the role of a cell wall synthase in regulating membrane partitioning.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    σ28-dependent small RNA regulation of flagella biosynthesis

    Sahar Melamed, Aixia Zhang ... Gisela Storz
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    The chemorepellent, SLIT2, bolsters innate immunity against Staphylococcus aureus

    Vikrant K Bhosle, Chunxiang Sun ... Lisa A Robinson
    SLIT2, a prototypic neuro-repellent, spatiotemporally coordinates host defense against Staphylococcus aureus infection by priming neutrophils and stimulating release of reactive oxygen species and secondary and tertiary granules, potently enhancing bactericidal actions of neutrophils.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Persistence of intact HIV-1 proviruses in the brain during antiretroviral therapy

    Weiwei Sun, Yelizaveta Rassadkina ... Mathias Lichterfeld
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A tRNA modification in Mycobacterium tuberculosis facilitates optimal intracellular growth

    Francesca G Tomasi, Satoshi Kimura ... Matthew K Waldor
    Surveying Mycobacterium tuberculosis tRNA modification leads to identification of a modification promoting Mtb pathogenesis.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Synchronization of oscillatory growth prepares fungal hyphae for fusion

    Valentin Wernet, Marius Kriegler ... Reinhard Fischer
    Fungal hyphae constantly undergo signal oscillations, comparable to a cell 'monologue' until they meet another hypha with which they then coordinate signal oscillations and transit into a cell-to-cell dialogue.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A CRISPR-based rapid DNA repositioning strategy and the early intranuclear life of HSV-1

    Juan Xiang, Chaoyang Fan ... Pei Xu
    An inducible two-component CRISPR-based platform that rapidly repositions HSV-1 genomes to the nuclear edge unveils intranuclear space heterogeneity for the incoming viral genomes and dynamic stages of the host-virus interplay during early infection.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A pH-sensitive switch activates virulence in Salmonella

    Dasvit Shetty, Linda J Kenney
    A single conserved residue – histidine 12 – confers pH-sensitive DNA binding to the Salmonella Typhimurium SPI-2 transcriptional regulator SsrB, thereby regulating Salmonella virulence.

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