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The potent effect of mycolactone on lipid membranes

January 10, 2018

The potent effect of mycolactone on lipid membranes

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01/11/2018

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Prohibitin plays a critical role in Enterovirus 71 neuropathogenesis

Alonso and colleagues demonstrate that cell surface-expressed PHB is involved in EV71 entry into neuronal cells specifically, while mitochondria-associated PHB is required for viral replication. Furthermore, Roc-A treatment of EV71-infected neuronal cells leads to significantly lower virus yields. In vivo, EV71-infected mice treated with Roc-A survive longer than the vehicle-treated animals and have significantly lower virus titers in their spinal cord and brain. 

Image credit: Too IHK, et al. (2018)

Prohibitin plays a critical role in Enterovirus 71 neuropathogenesis

01/11/2018

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Habits of a highly successful cereal killer, Striga

In this PLOS Pathogens Pearls article, Runo and Kuria delve into Striga, a highly successful pathogen of cereal crops in sub-Saharan Africa also known as witchweed. Most cultivated cereals, including maize, millet, sorghum, and rice, are parasitized by at least one Striga species. In this article, they outline seven unique characteristics of Striga as a parasite of great economic importance, explore reasons for its success, and outline emerging control options.

Image credit: Runo S, Kuria EK (2018)

Habits of a highly successful cereal killer, Striga

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