Microbiology and Infectious Disease

Microbiology and Infectious Disease

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    1. Genetics and Genomics
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    Enterobacterales plasmid sharing amongst human bloodstream infections, livestock, wastewater, and waterway niches in Oxfordshire, UK

    William Matlock, Samuel Lipworth ... REHAB Consortium
    A geographically and temporally restricted genomic surveillance study concludes that Enterobacterales plasmid dissemination between human and non-human niches might be occurring at greater rates than previously estimated.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Candida albicans exhibits heterogeneous and adaptive cytoprotective responses to antifungal compounds

    Vanessa Dumeaux, Samira Massahi ... Michael T Hallett
    Candida albicans cells respond in two distinct ways to fluconazole exposure where cells enter the Ribo-dominant state characterized by an upregulation of ribosomal-related proteins and processes, or cells enter the Stress-dominant state characterized by the upregulation of stress responses.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Apoptotic signaling clears engineered Salmonella in an organ-specific manner

    Taylor J Abele, Zachary P Billman ... Edward A Miao
    Clearance of engineered Salmonella which trigger regulated cell death is dependent upon the cellular 'bucket list,' which is determined both by cell death signaling pathway and by cell type infected.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Lys417 acts as a molecular switch that regulates the conformation of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein

    Qibin Geng, Yushun Wan ... Fang Li
    Lys417 regulates the opening and closing of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, allowing SARS-CoV-2 to maintain a delicate balance between infectiousness and evading host immune response.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Diverse evolutionary pathways challenge the use of collateral sensitivity as a strategy to suppress resistance

    Rebecca EK Mandt, Madeline R Luth ... Amanda K Lukens
    The mutational flexibility of the antimalarial target dihydroorotate dehydrogenase thwarts the use of collateral sensitivity as a strategy to suppress the evolution of resistance.

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