Microbiology and Infectious Disease

Microbiology and Infectious Disease

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    Beta human papillomavirus 8E6 promotes alternative end joining

    Changkun Hu, Taylor Bugbee ... Nicholas Wallace
    Human papillomavirus type 8 E6 promotes alternative end joining by compromising non-homologous end joining and homologous recombination.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Community composition shapes microbial-specific phenotypes in a cystic fibrosis polymicrobial model system

    Fabrice Jean-Pierre, Thomas H Hampton ... George A O'Toole
    A cystic fibrosis (CF) lung microbiome-informed in vitro polymicrobial system allows for a mechanistic understanding of community-specific tolerance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to a front-line CF antimicrobial.
    1. Ecology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Host-microbiome metabolism of a plant toxin in bees

    Erick VS Motta, Alejandra Gage ... Nancy Moran
    The bee gut microbiota contributes to the metabolism of the cyanogenic glycoside amygdalin.
    1. Ecology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Gut Bacteria: Synergy in symbiosis

    Aileen Berasategui, Hassan Salem
    Honeybees rely on their microbial gut symbionts to overcome a potent toxin found in pollen and nectar.
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    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Future COVID19 surges prediction based on SARS-CoV-2 mutations surveillance

    Fares Z Najar, Evan Linde ... Pratul K Agarwal
    A real-time genomic surveillance approach based on mutation analysis of SARS-CoV-2 proteins has enabled a priori prediction of surge in number of COVID19 infection cases, including those already observed in July and September 2022.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A choline-releasing glycerophosphodiesterase essential for phosphatidylcholine biosynthesis and blood stage development in the malaria parasite

    Abhinay Ramaprasad, Paul-Christian Burda ... Michael J Blackman
    The malaria parasite uses an enzyme called GDPD to absorb choline, an important nutrient, from the bloodstream and this is essential for the parasite to survive inside the red blood cell.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Plasmodium infection disrupts the T follicular helper cell response to heterologous immunization

    Mary F Fontana, Erica Ollmann Saphire, Marion Pepper
    Flow cytometric analysis of antigen-specific B and T cell responses to heterologous immunization reveals intact dendritic cell function, but selective defects in germinal center formation, in mice with concurrent malaria.

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