Microbiology and Infectious Disease

Microbiology and Infectious Disease

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    Beyond the Colony-Forming-Unit: Rapid Bacterial Evaluation in Osteomyelitis

    Qi Sun, Kimberley Huynh ... Dongqing Yang
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    Adaptation of CD4 in gorillas and chimpanzees conveyed resistance to simian immunodeficiency viruses

    Cody J. Warren, Arturo Barbachano-Guerrero ... Sara L. Sawyer
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    A modified BCG with depletion of enzymes associated with peptidoglycan amidation induces enhanced protection against tuberculosis in mice

    Moagi Tube Shaku, Peter K Um ... Bavesh D Kana
    The new vaccine candidate for tuberculosis displays superior protection against disease when compared the currently available vaccine, and can potentially provide new options for global childhood vaccination programs.
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    ESAT-6 undergoes self-association at phagosomal pH and an ESAT-6-specific nanobody restricts M. tuberculosis growth in macrophages

    Timothy A Bates, Mila Trank-Greene ... Fikadu G Tafesse
    ESAT-6, a virulence factor of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, dimerizes at neutral pH and transitions to oligomers under acidic pH similar to that of lysosome, helping the bacterium evade host defense mechanisms.
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    The antigenic landscape of human influenza N2 neuraminidases from 2009 until 2017

    João Paulo Portela Catani, Anouk Smet ... Thorsten U Vogel
    N2 neuraminidases from human H3N2 viruses from 2009 until 2017 can be subdivided into four antigenic groups, with amino acid substitutions near the catalytic site more likely impacting neuraminidase inhibition.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
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    Secreted dengue virus NS1 from infection is predominantly dimeric and in complex with high-density lipoprotein

    Bing Liang Alvin Chew, AN Qi Ngoh ... Dahai Luo
    Molecular architecture of the secreted NS1 dimer from dengue virus infection in complex with a high density lipoprotein particle.

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    Wendy S Garrett
    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, United States
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    University of Michigan, United States
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    University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
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