Researchers have revealed that frequent recurrences of MRSA infection in mouse models may be due to bacterial toxins that ‘kill’ lymphatic muscle cells, effectively impairing their ability to pump lymphatic fluid to the lymph nodes.
This research, published in Future Microbiology, screens host proteins for those that interact with EspF via flow cytometry and high-throughput screening to try and shed light on how EspF affects host cells to induce colitis and even colorectal carcinogenesis.
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