Table of Contents: April 2007


Bladder epithelial cells exposed to E. coli

Image Credit: Pseudocolor ratiometric images captured with RatioTool software.
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Uropathogenic E. coli elicit a rapid flux in intracellular Ca2+ in human bladder epithelial cells (BECs). Shown here is a series of images of Fura-2–loaded BECs before (upper left) and 30 s (upper right), 90 s (lower left), or 300 s (lower right) after exposure to E. coli (see Song et al).


Synergy or Independence? Deciphering the Interaction of HLA Class I and NK Cell KIR Alleles in Early HIV-1 Disease Progression

Jason D Barbour, Uma Sriram, Stacy J Caillier, Jay A Levy, Frederick M Hecht, Jorge R Oksenberg

Research Articles

Identification of a CCR5-Expressing T Cell Subset That Is Resistant to R5-Tropic HIV Infection

Kyra Oswald-Richter, Stacy M Grill, Mindy Leelawong, Michelle Tseng, Spyros A Kalams, Todd Hulgan, David W Haas, Derya Unutmaz

A Novel TLR4-Mediated Signaling Pathway Leading to IL-6 Responses in Human Bladder Epithelial Cells

Jeongmin Song, Matthew J Duncan, Guojie Li, Cheryl Chan, Richard Grady, Ann Stapleton, Soman N Abraham

Staphylococcal Biofilm Exopolysaccharide Protects against Caenorhabditis elegans Immune Defenses

Jakob Begun, Jessica M Gaiani, Holger Rohde, Dietrich Mack, Stephen B Calderwood, Frederick M Ausubel, Costi D Sifri

Transcriptional Regulation of Chemical Diversity in Aspergillus fumigatus by LaeA

Robyn M Perrin, Natalie D Fedorova, Jin Woo Bok, Robert A Cramer Jr., Jennifer R Wortman, H. Stanley Kim, William C Nierman, Nancy P Keller

Molecular Basis for a Lack of Correlation between Viral Fitness and Cell Killing Capacity

Mónica Herrera, Juan García-Arriaza, Nonia Pariente, Cristina Escarmís, Esteban Domingo

Rev Proteins of Human and Simian Immunodeficiency Virus Enhance RNA Encapsidation

Sabine Brandt, Maik Blißenbach, Bastian Grewe, Rebecca Konietzny, Thomas Grunwald, Klaus Überla

ART Suppresses Plasma HIV-1 RNA to a Stable Set Point Predicted by Pretherapy Viremia

Frank Maldarelli, Sarah Palmer, Martin S King, Ann Wiegand, Michael A Polis, JoAnn Mican, Joseph A Kovacs, Richard T Davey, Diane Rock-Kress, Robin Dewar, Shuying Liu, Julia A Metcalf, Catherine Rehm, Scott C Brun, George J Hanna, Dale J Kempf, John M Coffin, John W Mellors

M. tuberculosis Ser/Thr Protein Kinase D Phosphorylates an Anti-Anti–Sigma Factor Homolog

Andrew E Greenstein, Jason A MacGurn, Christina E Baer, Arnold M Falick, Jeffery S Cox, Tom Alber


Correction: Delayed Goblet Cell Hyperplasia, Acetylcholine Receptor Expression, and Worm Expulsion in SMC-Specific IL-4Rα–Deficient Mice

William G. C Horsnell, Antony J Cutler, J. Claire Hoving, Helen Mearns, Elmarie Myburgh, Berenice Arendse, Fred D Finkelman, Gary K Owens, Dave Erle, Frank Brombacher