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Table of Contents: May 2010

Three-dimensional confocal image reconstruction of a murine intestinal villus tip infected with L. monocytogenes expressing InlAm, InlB, and green fluorescent protein (GFP). Six hours after orogastric gavage, the terminal ileum was imaged with phalloidin in red to visualize actin, TO-PRO-3 in blue to see the nuclei, and GFP in green to see invading bacteria. Several replicating cytosolic bacteria surrounded by actin clouds or tails have invaded the villus tip epithelial cells. InlB accelerates invasion of the villus epithelium (see Pentecost et al., doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1000900).

Image Credit: Mickey Pentecost and Manuel R. Amieva, Stanford University School of Medicine

Opinions

Few and Far Between: How HIV May Be Evading Antibody Avidity

Joshua S. Klein, Pamela J. Bjorkman

Pearls

The Microbiota and Allergies/Asthma

Gary B. Huffnagle

Reviews

The Role of Intestinal Microbiota in the Development and Severity of Chemotherapy-Induced Mucositis

Michel J. van Vliet, Hermie J. M. Harmsen, Eveline S. J. M. de Bont, Wim J. E. Tissing

The Great Escape: Viral Strategies to Counter BST-2/Tetherin

Janet L. Douglas, Jean K. Gustin, Kasinath Viswanathan, Mandana Mansouri, Ashlee V. Moses, Klaus Früh

Research Articles

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Global Migration Dynamics Underlie Evolution and Persistence of Human Influenza A (H3N2)

Trevor Bedford, Sarah Cobey, Peter Beerli, Mercedes Pascual

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Susan Grass, Cheryl F. Lichti, R. Reid Townsend, Julia Gross, Joseph W. St. Geme III

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Ben Raymond, Kelly L. Wyres, Samuel K. Sheppard, Richard J. Ellis, Michael B. Bonsall

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Zachary L. Newman, Morton P. Printz, Shihui Liu, Devorah Crown, Laura Breen, Sharmina Miller-Randolph, Pamela Flodman, Stephen H. Leppla, Mahtab Moayeri

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Arun Kumar Haldar, Vinod Yadav, Eshu Singhal, Kamlesh Kumar Bisht, Alpana Singh, Suniti Bhaumik, Rajatava Basu, Pradip Sen, Syamal Roy

Combining ChIP-chip and Expression Profiling to Model the MoCRZ1 Mediated Circuit for Ca2+/Calcineurin Signaling in the Rice Blast Fungus

Soonok Kim, Jinnan Hu, Yeonyee Oh, Jongsun Park, Jinhee Choi, Yong-Hwan Lee, Ralph A. Dean, Thomas K. Mitchell

Persistent Growth of a Human Plasma-Derived Hepatitis C Virus Genotype 1b Isolate in Cell Culture

Erica Silberstein, Kathleen Mihalik, Laura Ulitzky, Ewan P. Plant, Montserrat Puig, Sara Gagneten, Mei-ying W. Yu, Neerja Kaushik-Basu, Stephen M. Feinstone, Deborah R. Taylor

The Plasmodium falciparum-Specific Human Memory B Cell Compartment Expands Gradually with Repeated Malaria Infections

Greta E. Weiss, Boubacar Traore, Kassoum Kayentao, Aissata Ongoiba, Safiatou Doumbo, Didier Doumtabe, Younoussou Kone, Seydou Dia, Agnes Guindo, Abdramane Traore, Chiung-Yu Huang, Kazutoyo Miura, Marko Mircetic, Shanping Li, Amy Baughman, David L. Narum, Louis H. Miller, Ogobara K. Doumbo, Susan K. Pierce, Peter D. Crompton

Mouse Senile Amyloid Fibrils Deposited in Skeletal Muscle Exhibit Amyloidosis-Enhancing Activity

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