Table of Contents: June 2008


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Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus infecting mouse macrophages

Pseudo-colored scanning electron micrograph of Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus (green) infecting macrophages (red) (see Ghigo et al., doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1000087).

Image Credit: Image generated by Eric Ghigo and Jean-Luc Ansaldi (Electronic Microscopy Facility, Faculté de Medecine, Marseille, France).


The Achilles Heel of the Trojan Horse Model of HIV-1 trans-Infection

Marielle Cavrois, Jason Neidleman, Warner C. Greene

Research Articles

Temperature, Viral Genetics, and the Transmission of West Nile Virus by Culex pipiens Mosquitoes

A. Marm Kilpatrick, Mark A. Meola, Robin M. Moudy, Laura D. Kramer

HpaC Controls Substrate Specificity of the Xanthomonas Type III Secretion System

Christian Lorenz, Steve Schulz, Thomas Wolsch, Ombeline Rossier, Ulla Bonas, Daniela Büttner

Real-Time High Resolution 3D Imaging of the Lyme Disease Spirochete Adhering to and Escaping from the Vasculature of a Living Host

Tara J. Moriarty, M. Ursula Norman, Pina Colarusso, Troy Bankhead, Paul Kubes, George Chaconas

Seroprevalence of 34 Human Papillomavirus Types in the German General Population

Kristina M. Michael, Tim Waterboer, Peter Sehr, Annette Rother, Ulrich Reidel, Heiner Boeing, Ignacio G. Bravo, Jörg Schlehofer, Barbara C. Gärtner, Michael Pawlita

Quorum Sensing Coordinates Brute Force and Stealth Modes of Infection in the Plant Pathogen Pectobacterium atrosepticum

Hui Liu, Sarah J. Coulthurst, Leighton Pritchard, Peter E. Hedley, Michael Ravensdale, Sonia Humphris, Tom Burr, Gunnhild Takle, May-Bente Brurberg, Paul R. J. Birch, George P. C. Salmond, Ian K. Toth

The Malaria Secretome: From Algorithms to Essential Function in Blood Stage Infection

Christiaan van Ooij, Pamela Tamez, Souvik Bhattacharjee, N. Luisa Hiller, Travis Harrison, Konstantinos Liolios, Taco Kooij, Jai Ramesar, Bharath Balu, John Adams, Andy Waters, Chris Janse, Kasturi Haldar

Ameobal Pathogen Mimivirus Infects Macrophages through Phagocytosis

Eric Ghigo, Jürgen Kartenbeck, Pham Lien, Lucas Pelkmans, Christian Capo, Jean-Louis Mege, Didier Raoult

Mouse Hepatitis Coronavirus RNA Replication Depends on GBF1-Mediated ARF1 Activation

Monique H. Verheije, Matthijs Raaben, Muriel Mari, Eddie G. te Lintelo, Fulvio Reggiori, Frank J. M. van Kuppeveld, Peter J. M. Rottier, Cornelis A. M. de Haan

Environmental Induction of White–Opaque Switching in Candida albicans

Bernardo Ramírez-Zavala, Oliver Reuß, Yang-Nim Park, Knut Ohlsen, Joachim Morschhäuser

Patterns of Evolution and Host Gene Mimicry in Influenza and Other RNA Viruses

Benjamin D. Greenbaum, Arnold J. Levine, Gyan Bhanot, Raul Rabadan

Mycolic Acid Modification by the mmaA4 Gene of M. tuberculosis Modulates IL-12 Production

Dee N. Dao, Kari Sweeney, Tsungda Hsu, Sudagar S. Gurcha, Ivan P. Nascimento, Dan Roshevsky, Gurdyal S. Besra, John Chan, Steven A. Porcelli, William R. Jacobs Jr.

Multiple Host Barriers Restrict Poliovirus Trafficking in Mice

Sharon K. Kuss, Chris A. Etheredge, Julie K. Pfeiffer

Cellular Proteins in Influenza Virus Particles

Megan L. Shaw, Kathryn L. Stone, Christopher M. Colangelo, Erol E. Gulcicek, Peter Palese