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August 2017 Volume 15 Number 8
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Persistent bacterial infections and persister cells
Robert A. Fisher, Bridget Gollan & Sophie Helaine

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Antimicrobials: Modified sugar compound can clear intestinal colonization by UPEC
p449 | doi:10.1038/nrmicro.2017.77
This study found a new role for chaperone-usher pathway (CUP) pili in the colonization of the gut by uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) and identified a mannoside compound that could be used to prevent their binding to host cells.


Bacterial secretion: Shigella sonnei has the edge
p450 | doi:10.1038/nrmicro.2017.74
This study shows that a type VI secretion system contributes to the competitiveness of Shigella sonnei.


Structural biology: Cascade keeps its targets in the loop
p450 | doi:10.1038/nrmicro.2017.80
This study presents cryo-electron microscopy structures of the type I-E Cascade and provides insights into PAM-dependent R-loop formation, Cas3 recruitment and substrate handover.


Viral infection: Packing to leave
p450 | doi:10.1038/nrmicro.2017.81
In this study, Patel, White et al. discover that the hepatitis B virus pre-genome RNA contains specific nucleotide motifs that mediate interactions with the viral capsid protein to drive nucleocapsid assembly.



Microbiota: Leishmaniasis breaks the equilibrium | Viral evolution: Every flu evolves in the same way | Structural biology: Insights into bacterial microcompartments

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Adaptation... that's what you need?
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p452 | doi:10.1038/nrmicro.2017.78This month's Genome Watch highlights how sequencing the genomes of multiple bacterial isolates from humans and animal infection models has revealed the presence of mutations that might represent adaptations for persistence in the host.
This month's Genome Watch highlights how sequencing the genomes of multiple bacterial isolates from humans and animal infection models has revealed the presence of mutations that might represent adaptations for persistence in the host.
Persistent bacterial infections and persister cells
Robert A. Fisher, Bridget Gollan & Sophie Helaine
p453 | doi:10.1038/nrmicro.2017.42
Many bacteria can infect and persist inside their hosts for long periods of time. In this Review, Fisher, Gollan and Helaine discuss recent developments in our understanding of bacterial persisters and their potential implications for the treatment of persistent infections.
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Article series: Microbiome
Anticancer effects of the microbiome and its products
Laurence Zitvogel, Romain Daillère, María Paula Roberti, Bertrand Routy & Guido Kroemer
p465 | doi:10.1038/nrmicro.2017.44
The microbiota influences the development of cancer and the effect of cancer therapies. In this Review, the authors summarize the interactions between the microbiota, the immune system and tumours and how manipulation of the microbiota can be used therapeutically.
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Article series: Vector-borne diseases
Variant surface antigens of Plasmodium falciparum and their roles in severe malaria
Mats Wahlgren, Suchi Goel & Reetesh R. Akhouri
p479 | doi:10.1038/nrmicro.2017.47
Plasmodium falciparum exports several variant antigens to the surface of erythrocytes. In this Review, Wahlgren, Goel and Akhouri discuss the three best characterized of these protein families, PfEMP1, RIFIN and STEVOR, and highlight their role in the development of severe malaria.
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Mechanisms of gene flow in archaea
Alexander Wagner, Rachel J. Whitaker, David J. Krause, Jan-Hendrik Heilers, Marleen van Wolferen, Chris van der Does & Sonja-Verena Albers
p492 | doi:10.1038/nrmicro.2017.41
Archaea are highly diverse microorganisms that inhabit various environments. This evolutionary flexibility and adaptability has been supported by abundant horizontal gene transfer. In this Review, Albers and colleagues discuss the mechanisms and consequences of archaeal DNA transfer.
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Pathways to zoonotic spillover
Raina K. Plowright, Colin R. Parrish, Hamish McCallum, Peter J. Hudson, Albert I. Ko, Andrea L. Graham & James O. Lloyd-Smith
p502 | doi:10.1038/nrmicro.2017.45
Zoonotic diseases present a substantial global health burden. In this Opinion article, Plowright et al. present an integrative conceptual and quantitative model that reveals that all zoonotic pathogens must overcome a hierarchical series of barriers to cause spillover infections in humans.
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