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@PLOSPearls | 444 Articles | 7 Magazines | 458 Followers | PLOS Pathogens presents an Open Access compendium of "lessons-that-last." This living collection of short, educational, and highly useful articles addresses topics of relevance and importance within the wide-ranging field of pathogens research, with insights tailored to graduate students and post-docs.

The Ebola Epidemic Crystallizes the Potential of Passive Antibody Therapy for Infectious Diseases

1. Casadevall A, Scharff MD (1995) Return to the past: the case for antibody-based therapies in infectious diseases. Clin Infect Dis 21: 150–161. …

Infectious Diseases

Pathogens as Biological Weapons of Invasive Species

by Andreas Vilcinskas

Invasive Species

Antimicrobial-Induced DNA Damage and Genomic Instability in Microbial Pathogens

by Rebecca S. Shapiro


Catch Me If You Can: The Link between Autophagy and Viruses

by Nicholas J. Lennemann, Carolyn B. Coyne

Catch Me If You Can

To Be or Not IIb: A Multi-Step Process for Epstein-Barr Virus Latency Establishment and Consequences for B Cell Tumorigenesis

by Alexander M. Price, Micah A. Luftig


The Great Escape: Pathogen Versus Host

by Eric Kong, Mary Ann Jabra-Rizk


Coping with Stress and the Emergence of Multidrug Resistance in Fungi

by Erika Shor, David S. Perlin

Drug Resistance

An Iron-Mimicking, Trojan Horse-Entering Fungi—Has the Time Come for Molecular Imaging of Fungal Infections?

by Hubertus Haas, Milos Petrik, Clemens Decristoforo


A Case for Two-Component Signaling Systems As Antifungal Drug Targets

by Erika Shor, Neeraj Chauhan


Bacterial Immune Evasion through Manipulation of Host Inhibitory Immune Signaling

1. Cohen J (2002) The immunopathogenesis of sepsis. Nature 420: 885–891. pmid:12490963

2. Zhu Y, Yao S, Chen L (2011) Cell surface signaling molecules …


Prions—Not Your Immunologist’s Pathogen

by Mark D. Zabel, Anne C. Avery

Immune System

Dimorphism in Fungal Pathogens of Mammals, Plants, and Insects

by Gregory M. Gauthier

Life Sciences

Telomeric ORFS in Candida albicans: Does Mediator Tail Wag the Yeast?

by Derek J. Sullivan, Judith Berman, Lawrence C. Myers, Gary P. Moran


Yeast Prions: Proteins Templating Conformation and an Anti-prion System

1. Wickner RB (1994) [URE3] as an altered URE2 protein: evidence for a prion analog in S. cerevisiae. Science 264: 566–569. pmid:7909170 doi: …

Livestock-Associated Staphylococcus aureus: The United States Experience

1. Weese JS (2010) Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in animals. ILAR J 51: 233–244. doi: 10.1093/ilar.51.3.233.

2. McNamee PT, Smyth JA …

Helminth-Induced Immune Regulation: Implications for Immune Responses to Tuberculosis

1. WHO (2013) Global tuberculosis report 2013.​/91355/1/9789241564656_eng.pdf. Accessed 22 December 2014. …

Implication of Gut Microbiota in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

1. Wiest R, Garcia-Tsao G (2005) Bacterial translocation (BT) in cirrhosis. Hepatology 41: 422–433. doi: 10.1002/hep.20632. pmid:15723320

2. Weinstock …

The Shear Stress of Host Cell Invasion: Exploring the Role of Biomolecular Complexes

1. Hansson GC (2012) Role of mucus layers in gut infection and inflammation. Curr Opin Microbiol 15: 57–62. doi: 10.1016/j.mib.2011.11.002.

2. Davies …

Malassezia Infections in Humans and Animals: Pathophysiology, Detection, and Treatment

1. Findley K, Oh J, Yang J, Conlan S, Deming C, et al. (2013) Topographic diversity of fungal and bacterial communities in human skin. Nature 498: …


Unique Features of HIV-1 Spread through T Cell Virological Synapses

by Raymond A. Alvarez, Maria Ines Barría, Benjamin K. Chen


Microbial Urease in Health and Disease

by Diego Mora, Stefania Arioli

Life Sciences

Brothers in Arms: Th17 and Treg Responses in Candida albicans Immunity

1. Hernández-Santos N, Gaffen SL (2012) Th17 cells in immunity to Candida albicans. Cell Host Microbe 11: 425–435. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2012.04.008

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Emergence of MERS-CoV in the Middle East: Origins, Transmission, Treatment, and Perspectives

1. Zaki AM, Van Boheemen S, Bestebroer TM, Osterhaus AD, Fouchier RA (2012) Isolation of a novel coronavirus from a man with pneumonia in saudi …

Multiple Roles of the Cytoskeleton in Bacterial Autophagy

by Serge Mostowy


Peculiarities of Prion Diseases

by Walker S. Jackson, Clemens Krost

The Brain

The Skin Microbiome: A Focus on Pathogens and Their Association with Skin Disease

by Keisha Findley, Elizabeth A. Grice


Inhibitors of Peptidyl Proline Isomerases As Antivirals in Hepatitis C and Other Viruses

by Rob Striker, Andrew Mehle


Genomic Insights into the Fungal Pathogens of the Genus Pneumocystis: Obligate Biotrophs of Humans and Other Mammals

by Philippe M. Hauser


Paracoccidioides Species Complex: Ecology, Phylogeny, Sexual Reproduction, and Virulence

by Marcus M. Teixeira, Raquel C. Theodoro, Gustavo Nino-Vega, Eduardo Bagagli, Maria S. S. Felipe