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@PLOSPearls | 438 Articles | 7 Magazines | 438 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.

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


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

Virus-Induced NETs – Critical Component of Host Defense or Pathogenic Mediator?

by Craig N. Jenne, Paul Kubes


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

1. Jolly C, Kashefi K, Hollinshead M, Sattentau QJ (2004) HIV-1 cell to cell transfer across an Env-induced, actin-dependent synapse. J Exp Med 199: …

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

2. …


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 …

Middle East

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

1. Hsu TH, Spindler KR (2012) Identifying host factors that regulate viral infection. PLoS Pathog 8: e1002772. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002772

2. …


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

1. San-Blas G, Nino-Vega G, Iturriaga T (2002) Paracoccidioides brasiliensis and paracoccidioidomycosis: molecular approaches to morphogenesis, …

Theory and Empiricism in Virulence Evolution

by James J. Bull, Adam S. Lauring


Chrysosporium-Related Fungi and Reptiles: A Fatal Attraction

by F. Javier Cabañes, Deanna A. Sutton, Josep Guarro

Adaptive Prediction As a Strategy in Microbial Infections

Citation: Brunke S, Hube B (2014) Adaptive Prediction As a Strategy in Microbial Infections. PLoS Pathog 10(10): e1004356. …


Teaching Fido New ModiFICation Tricks

by Jonathan W. Cruz, Nancy A. Woychik