The exact mechanism(s) linking fetal Zika infection and congenital microcephaly remains unclear, however, an international team of researchers have now identified a possible role for unfolded protein responses in this process.
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.
This study looks at Candida tropicalis, evaluating if radiation used in radiotherapy can cause changes in the virulence potential.
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 discover a new powerful protective immune pathway triggered by ion channels in airway epithelial cells.
A new study has identified the role of T cell protein, Tim-1, in initiating the inflammatory response that is central to Ebola pathogenesis and disease severity.
New research has uncovered that a neuropathogenic virus exploits the neuronal granule system for the transport of viral genomic RNA in dendrites, resulting in reproduction of the virus and severe neurological disease.
The pathogenicity of T. marneffei depends on the ability of the fungus to survive the killing process and replicate inside the host macrophage cells. This paper summarizes factors relating to the stress responses that contribute to the intracellular survival of T. marneffei
Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine examined the role of yersiniabactin (Ybt) in copper import in bacteria. Their findings indicate that bacteria are able to utilize Ybt to obtain copper as a source of nutrition.
Researchers have demonstrated that a licenced malaria drug may protect fetuses from Zika infection in mice models by altering the autophagy pathway.