Microbiology

Articles:

1495  RNA-sequencing experiments determine that sorbitol, a metabolite produced by the host enzyme aldose reductase, is exploited by Clostridium difficile in its adaptation to inflammatory conditions in the gut.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03502-6

1494  Analysis of community-tested cases of SARS-CoV-2 indicates that the B.1.1.7 variant is not only more transmissible than pre-existing variants, but may also cause more severe illness, and is associated with a higher risk of death.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03426-1

1493  Dual nature of human ACE2 glycosylation in binding to SARS-CoV-2 spike.
https://www.pnas.org/content/118/19/e2100425118

1492  SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.617 is resistant to Bamlanivimab and evades antibodies induced by infection and vaccination.
https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.05.04.442663v1

1491  Human retroviral antisense mRNAs are retained in the nuclei of infected cells for viral persistence.
https://www.pnas.org/content/118/17/e2014783118

1490  Elevated rates of horizontal gene transfer in the industrialized human microbiome.
https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(21)00241-5

1489  SARS-CoV-2 human-to-human transmission likely initiated in mid-October to mid-November 2019 in Hubei, China.
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/372/6540/412

1488  Imaging Enterobacterales infections in patients using pathogen-specific positron emission tomography.
https://stm.sciencemag.org/content/13/589/eabe9805

1487  The 501Y.V2 variant of SARS-CoV-2 in South Africa became dominant over other variants within weeks of its emergence, suggesting that this variant is linked to increased transmissibility or immune escape.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03402-9

1486  Cardiolipin aids in lipopolysaccharide transport to the gram-negative outer membrane.
https://www.pnas.org/content/118/15/e2018329118

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