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    Levulinic acid (LA) is a value-added chemical easily obtained from biomass. The pathway enabling LA degradation in Pseudomonas putida requires five enzymes and can be engineered into Escherichia coli, which could enable further biotechnological applications.

    • Jacqueline M. Rand
    • , Tippapha Pisithkul
    • , Ryan L. Clark
    • , Joshua M. Thiede
    • , Christopher R. Mehrer
    • , Daniel E. Agnew
    • , Candace E. Campbell
    • , Andrew L. Markley
    • , Morgan N. Price
    • , Jayashree Ray
    • , Kelly M. Wetmore
    • , Yumi Suh
    • , Adam P. Arkin
    • , Adam M. Deutschbauer
    • , Daniel Amador-Noguez
    •  & Brian F. Pfleger
  • Letter |

    Reactive oxygen species, most likely spawned from dietary-induced fatty acid β-oxidation, directly impact Plasmodium survival inside hepatocytes and sigificantly reduce liver infection.

    • Vanessa Zuzarte-Luís
    • , João Mello-Vieira
    • , Inês M. Marreiros
    • , Peter Liehl
    • , Ângelo F. Chora
    • , Céline K. Carret
    • , Tânia Carvalho
    •  & Maria M. Mota
  • Letter |

    The structure of the extended sheath–tube complex of the type VI secretion system from Vibrio cholerae elucidates the molecular mechanisms by which conformational changes in the sheath enable the inner tube to penetrate target cells.The structure of the extended sheath–tube complex of the type VI secretion system from Vibrio cholerae elucidates the molecular mechanisms by which conformational changes in the sheath enable the inner tube to penetrate target cells.

    • Jing Wang
    • , Maximilian Brackmann
    • , Daniel Castaño-Díez
    • , Mikhail Kudryashev
    • , Kenneth N. Goldie
    • , Timm Maier
    • , Henning Stahlberg
    •  & Marek Basler
  • Letter |

    Streptococcal para-amino benzoic acid enhances Porphyromonas gingivalis colonization while reducing virulence during polymicrobial oral infection.

    • Masae Kuboniwa
    • , John R. Houser
    • , Erik L. Hendrickson
    • , Qian Wang
    • , Samar A. Alghamdi
    • , Akito Sakanaka
    • , Daniel P. Miller
    • , Justin A. Hutcherson
    • , Tiansong Wang
    • , David A. C. Beck
    • , Marvin Whiteley
    • , Atsuo Amano
    • , Huizhi Wang
    • , Edward M. Marcotte
    • , Murray Hackett
    •  & Richard J. Lamont
  • Letter |

    Infection of the alga Emiliania huxleyi with its virus EhV results in the increased release of extracellular vesicles that impact viral decay and infection, suggesting that EhV exploits these extracellular vesicles for efficient viral infection during algal blooms.

    • Daniella Schatz
    • , Shilo Rosenwasser
    • , Sergey Malitsky
    • , Sharon G. Wolf
    • , Ester Feldmesser
    •  & Assaf Vardi

News & Comment

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    The study of phages that pose a threat to the cheese industry, which enabled the original demonstration that CRISPR–Cas systems work as adaptive immune systems in bacteria, now leads to the identification of a new anti-CRISPR that inhibits Cas9 from Streptococcus pyogenes.

    • Alan R. Davidson
  • Editorial |

    Translating scientific discoveries into real world solutions is a goal shared by researchers, governments, industry and the public alike. While continued support for basic research is critical, improvements in the funding, evaluation and publication of translational work are also needed to fully realize the promise of applied research.

  • News and Views |

    The Streptococcus pyogenes surface M protein is a critical multifunctional virulence factor. Recent work sheds light on a new unexpected function of the M protein in activating the host inflammasome to induce macrophage cell death and promote infection.

    • Madeleine W. Cunningham
  • News and Views |

    The goal of malaria eradication is threatened by drug resistance. Now, two studies characterize Plasmodium falciparum PKG inhibitors and hexahydroquinolines as antimalarial compounds that could block transmission and help mitigate the risk of parasite escape via drug resistance.

    • Thierry Diagana
    •  & Catherine Jones
  • News and Views |

    Influenza B virus causes substantial illness globally, particularly in children. Treatment options are limited, as the most widely used antiviral drug appears to be less effective than against influenza A. A new antibody targeting the influenza B neuraminidase shows promise in mice as a therapeutic option.

    • Aeron C. Hurt
    •  & Kanta Subbarao
  • News and Views |

    A newly described plasmid, which encodes proteins facilitating its packaging and cell-to-cell transfer via membrane vesicles, challenges the way we think about the delineation of viruses, plasmids and extracellular vesicles.

    • Patrick Forterre
    • , Violette Da Cunha
    •  & Ryan Catchpole

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