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Table of Contents: March 2006

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XMRV-infected stromal cells

Image Credit: XMRV-infected stromal cells are detected in prostate tumor sections by fluorescence in situ hybridization. Green represents XMRV nucleic acid, and blue represents DAPI-stained nuclei. Photo by Ross J. Molinaro.
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A novel gammaretrovirus, XMRV, has been identified in a set of tumor samples from patients with prostate cancer. XMRV was found almost exclusively in prostates of men homozygous for a common RNase L variant, R462Q, previously associated with increased risk of prostate cancer (see Urisman et al).

Opinion

Review

The Expanding Universe of Prion Diseases

Joel C Watts, Aru Balachandran, David Westaway

Research Articles

Ancestral Genomes, Sex, and the Population Structure of Trypanosoma cruzi

Jorge M. de Freitas, Luiz Augusto-Pinto, Juliana R Pimenta, Luciana Bastos-Rodrigues, Vanessa F Gonçalves, Santuza M. R Teixeira, Egler Chiari, Ângela C. V Junqueira, Octavio Fernandes, Andréa M Macedo, Carlos Renato Machado, Sérgio D. J Pena

Identification of a Novel Gammaretrovirus in Prostate Tumors of Patients Homozygous for R462Q RNASEL Variant

Anatoly Urisman, Ross J Molinaro, Nicole Fischer, Sarah J Plummer, Graham Casey, Eric A Klein, Krishnamurthy Malathi, Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, Raymond R Tubbs, Don Ganem, Robert H Silverman, Joseph L DeRisi

Epstein–Barr Virus MicroRNAs Are Evolutionarily Conserved and Differentially Expressed

Xuezhong Cai, Alexandra Schäfer, Shihua Lu, John P Bilello, Ronald C Desrosiers, Rachel Edwards, Nancy Raab-Traub, Bryan R Cullen

Flagellin-Deficient Legionella Mutants Evade Caspase-1- and Naip5-Mediated Macrophage Immunity

Tao Ren, Dario S Zamboni, Craig R Roy, William F Dietrich, Russell E Vance

Control of the C. albicans Cell Wall Damage Response by Transcriptional Regulator Cas5

Vincent M Bruno, Sergey Kalachikov, Ryan Subaran, Clarissa J Nobile, Christos Kyratsous, Aaron P Mitchell

Specific Remodeling of Splenic Architecture by Cytomegalovirus

Chris A Benedict, Carl De Trez, Kirsten Schneider, Sukwon Ha, Ginelle Patterson, Carl F Ware