Cellular Microbiology

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Edited By: Artur Scherf (Editor-in-Chief), Neil Gow, Sergio Grinstein, Jacomine Krijnse Locker, Philippe Sansonetti (Co-Founding Editor), Feng Shao, David Sibley (Review Editor), Thierry Soldati, Richard S. Stephens (Co-Founding Editor)

Impact Factor: 4.816

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 20/119 (Microbiology); 55/185 (Cell Biology)

Online ISSN: 1462-5822

Associated Title(s): Molecular Microbiology

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Editors' Choice feature

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We are pleased to announce the latest Editors' Choice paper:

Mycobacterium leprae intracellular survival relies on cholesterol accumulation in infected macrophages: a potential target for new drugs for leprosy treatment

Katherine A. Mattos et al.

The accumulation of lipids in Mycobacterium leprae-infected cells is a hallmark of lepromatous leprosy. We herein found that M. leprae increases cholesterol de novo synthesis and the uptake of exogenous cholesterol in infected macrophages by upregulating the expression of host genes involved in these pathways. Notably, cholesterol metabolism impairment significantly decreased intracellular bacterial survival, suggesting that the use of statins, among the most frequently prescribed drugs worldwide, could lead to improvements in the outcomes of leprosy therapy.

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Cellular Microbiology Editor

Cellular Microbiology wishes to thank Jacomine Krijnse Locker for her tenure as Editor-in-Chief. Artur Scherf will assume the role leading the journal throughout 2014.


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Cellular Microbiology Aims and Scope

Cellular Microbiology aims to publish outstanding contributions to the understanding of interactions between microbes and eukaryotic cells and tissues in the context of pathogenic or symbiotic relationships, including the use of model hosts. Submission on cell biological aspects of microbes, such as their intracellular organization or the establishment and maintenance of their architecture are also encouraged. Contributions must provide mechanistic insights obtained through imaging, cellular, biochemical, structural or genetic approaches.

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Thank you to our Reviewers

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Cellular Microbiology is very thankful to the reviewers who guarantee the high standard of the work that is published and so strongly influence the impact of the journal in the field of host-pathogen interactions. We have published a list of the people who have shown a particularly high level of commitment by accepting to handle multiple papers and providing rapid review over the past year.

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