Assessment of the risk of malaria re-introduction in the Maremma plain (Central Italy) using a multi-factorial approach
Malaria Journal 2012, 11:98 (30 March 2012)
The manuscript presents a longitudinal study, which is of importance, more specifically now with the re-emergence of malaria in Greece of P. vivax and the threat for Southern Europe. The study details the main parameters to consider for the risk assessment: receptivity, susceptibility and vulnerability focussing on An. labranchiae potential vector for P. falciparum in Maremma area.
Hepatitis C virus-specific cellular immune responses in individuals with no evidence of infection
Virology Journal 2012, 9:76 (28 March 2012)
Good and bad fever
Critical Care 2012, 16:119 (20 March 2012)
Prevalence, genetic diversity and antiretroviral drugs resistance-associated mutations among untreated HIV-1-infected pregnant women in Gabon, central Africa
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:64 (20 March 2012)
Biogeography of the two major arbovirus mosquito vectors, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (Diptera, Culicidae), in Madagascar
Parasites & Vectors 2012, 5:56 (20 March 2012)
Entomological surveys reveal invasion of the Asian tiger mosquito vector Aedes albopictus, outcompeting the closer species Aedes. aegypti, in Madagascar. This raises questions about its implication in recent arbovirus outbreaks.
Image : Natural and man-made breeding sites of Aedes albopictus
Controversies in HIV cure research
Journal of the International AIDS Society 2012, 15:16 (16 March 2012)
What does the concept of the stem cell niche really mean today?
BMC Biology 2012, 10:19 (9 March 2012)
How do current researchers view the stem cell niche? Eight experts from different fields provide their perspective, and ask how stem cells evolve in such an environment, launching a new Forum article type within the cross-journal collection on stem cells.
Strategies of exploitation of mammalian reservoirs by Bartonella species
Veterinary Research 2012, 43:15 (27 February 2012)
Insertion site preference of Mu, Tn5, and Tn7 transposons
Mobile DNA 2012, 3:3 (7 February 2012)
Involvement of Plasmodium falciparum protein kinase CK2 in the chromatin assembly pathway
BMC Biology 2012, 10:5 (31 January 2012)
Development of a SYBR green I based RT-PCR assay for yellow fever virus: application in assessment of YFV infection in Aedes aegypti
Virology Journal 2012, 9:27 (22 January 2012)
PhosTryp: a phosphorylation site predictor specific for parasitic protozoa of the family trypanosomatidae
BMC Genomics 2011, 12:614 (19 December 2011)
Testing for fertility stalls in demographic and health surveys
Population Health Metrics 2011, 9:59 (8 December 2011)
Assembly and proteolytic processing of mycobacterial ClpP1 and ClpP2
BMC Biochemistry 2011, 12:61 (1 December 2011)
In vitro culture of Plasmodium berghei-ANKA maintains infectivity of mouse erythrocytes inducing cerebral malaria
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:346 (25 November 2011)
Surprisingly, while Plasmodium falciparum has been grown in vitro for many years, other malaria parasites have always proven much more difficult to adapt. Optimization of the in vitro culture conditions for P. berghei parasites is likely open up the field.
The redundancy of NMR restraints can be used to accelerate the unfolding behavior of an SH3 domain during molecular dynamics simulations
BMC Structural Biology 2011, 11:46 (24 November 2011)
Residual HIV-1 DNA Flap-independent nuclear import of cPPT/CTS double mutant viruses does not support spreading infection
Retrovirology 2011, 8:92 (10 November 2011)
This work establishes that the central DNA Flap is required for HIV-1 spreading infection but points to a residual DNA Flap independent nuclear import, whose functional significance remains unclear since it is not sufficient to support viral replication.
Extensive recombination events and horizontal gene transfer shaped the Legionella pneumophila genomes
BMC Genomics 2011, 12:536 (1 November 2011)
Immortalized pathological human myoblasts: towards a universal tool for the study of neuromuscular disorders
Skeletal Muscle 2011, 1:34 (1 November 2011)
Characterization of a Mycobacterium smegmatis uvrA mutant impaired in dormancy induced by hypoxia and low carbon concentration
BMC Microbiology 2011, 11:231 (18 October 2011)
Molecular detection of fluoroquinolone-resistance in multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in Cambodia suggests low association with XDR phenotypes
BMC Infectious Diseases 2011, 11:255 (28 September 2011)
Increased APOBEC3G and APOBEC3F expression is associated with low viral load and prolonged survival in simian immunodeficiency virus infected rhesus monkeys
Retrovirology 2011, 8:77 (28 September 2011)
Our findings suggest a protective effect of APOBEC3 for HIV and SIV in vivo and indicate regulation of APOBEC3 by interferon during early infection and by contribution of other, hitherto undefined factors at later disease stages.
In vitro susceptibility to pyrimethamine of DHFR I164L single mutant Plasmodium falciparum
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:283 (27 September 2011)
Parasites bearing Pfdhfr I164L single mutation were found in Madagascar. These new mutants may challenge the use of antifolates for the intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy.
Identification and characterization of a set of conserved and new regulators of cytoskeletal organization, cell morphology and migration
BMC Biology 2011, 9:54 (11 August 2011)
Anne Ridley and colleagues identify novel regulators of cytoskeletal organization and cell migration in human cells through a genome-wide RNAi screen in Drosophila cells.
Proteomic analysis of an Aedes albopictus cell line infected with Dengue serotypes 1 and 3 viruses
Parasites & Vectors 2011, 4:138 (18 July 2011)
This study reports the identification of proteins regulated during infection by Dengue virus serotypes 1 and 3 of an Aedes albopictus cell line. Image: Two-dimensional differential in-gel electrophoresis of Ae. albopictus cells infected with Dengue virus serotypes 1 and 3.