Scientists have revealed proteins, termed RIFINs, expressed on the surface of infected erythrocytes that may help the malaria parasite to suppress the host immune response, leading to severe infection.
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In a recently published study, researchers have utilized spectroscopy techniques to provide an in-depth understanding of the atomic interaction that occurs when viral buds are released from the host cell’s membrane after infection.
Scientists have unveiled the molecular architecture of two key proteins required for bacillus cell wall elongation. Inhibiting their interaction could provide a new mode of action for antibiotics against highly resistant bacteria.
According to a recently published study, the effectiveness of the H3N2 vaccine could be attributed to the egg-based vaccine production process, which may ultimately render the vaccine to be less effective in humans.
Researchers have designed potent peptide fusion inhibitors that can neutralize a broad range of influenza viruses and could present a promising avenue for future therapeutics.
A recent study published in PLOS Pathogens has indicated that children with a lower diversity of microbes in their gut microbiome are more susceptible to severe infection by Entamoeba histolytica.
For the first time, physicists have created a 3D movie that demonstrates a virus preparing to infect a healthy cell via genomic rearrangement – leading to the potential to better treat an array of human diseases caused by viruses.
The use of biomarkers for the detection of fungal infections is of interest to complement histopathological and culture methods. Could chemically synthesized Galactofuranose antigens, reviewed in this paper, be used for the synthesis of artificial carbohydrate-based antigens and in diagnosis?
Researchers have gained new insights into the role of human guanylate-binding protein 1 (hGBP1) in pathogen response, uncovering a role in membrane tethering.