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Edited By: Jacomine Krijnse Locker (Editor-in-Chief), Sergio Grinstein, Philippe Sansonetti (Co-Founding Editor), Artur Scherf, Feng Shao, David Sibley (Review Editor), Thierry Soldati, Richard S. Stephens (Co-Founding Editor)
Impact Factor: 4.811
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 21/116 (Microbiology); 49/185 (Cell Biology)
Online ISSN: 1462-5822
Associated Title(s): Molecular Microbiology
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Editors' Choice feature
We are pleased to announce the latest Editors' Choice paper:
Distinct localization of the complement C5b-9 complex on Gram-positive bacteria
Evelien T. M. Berends, Johanna F. Dekkers, Reindert Nijland, Annemarie Kuipers, Jasper A. Soppe, Jos A. G. van Strijp and Suzan H. M. Rooijakkers
The complement system fulfils important functions in the host’s defence against bacterial infections, including direct bacterial killing via the Membrane Attack Complex (MAC or C5b-9). Gram-positive bacteria are protected from MAC-dependent lysis; yet several Gram-positive pathogens secrete proteins that inhibit C5b-9 formation. Here, we show that complement activation on Gram-positive bacteria results in specific surface deposition of C5b-9 complexes, occurring at specialized regions on the bacterial cell. This demonstrates a previously unrecognized interaction between the C5b-9 complex and Gram-positive bacteria.
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This journal publishes molecular and mechanistic studies of Bacteria, Archaea, eukaryotic microorganisms, and their viruses.
This journal publishes research on molecular studies of microorganisms of the oral cavity and respiratory tract, host-microbe interactions, cellular microbiology, molecular ecology, and immunological studies of oral and respiratory tract infections.
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Special Issue Out Now: Scientific Priority Program 1175
This special issue features key publications from the German-wide scientific network ‘dynamics of membranes and their exploitation by viruses’
New Virtual Issue Online Now
The Highlights of 2012 Virtual Issue is a collection of the Editors' Choice articles from 2012, brought together into a Virtual Issue for you to explore. Why not read it today!
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
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.