Pathogens and Disease

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Edited By: Patrik M. Bavoil

Impact Factor: 2.554

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 36/70 (Infectious Diseases); 55/119 (Microbiology); 80/144 (Immunology)

Online ISSN: 2049-632X

Associated Title(s): FEMS Microbiology Ecology, FEMS Microbiology Letters, FEMS Microbiology Reviews, FEMS Yeast Research

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CPAF in Chlamydia infections

CPAF in Chlamydia infection

This exciting study is a sorely needed advance that will be of significant interest to those who follow the field of Chlamydia pathogenesis. Although the data primarily refute prior reported roles of CPAF, the rationale is clear in the context of prior work. There are also new activities attributed to CPAF, and the reduced infectivity of the CPAF mutants is a new finding. The genetic approach used here will become the gold standard for the field.

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Acinetobacter baumannii virulence

Acinetobacter baumannii virulence
This is a timely review of one of the six most important multidrug-resistant microorganisms in hospitals worldwide. The review addresses the literature to date on this organism and provides insights, as well as potential hypotheses for the recent emergence of this human pathogen.

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The ins and outs of a chlamydial protease.

The role of a protease secreted by the Chlamydia-containing vacuole in processing proteins of human cells has been questioned. Here Bavoil and Byrne further examine whether this protease is actually secreted.

Special Joint Virtual Issue


Special Joint Virtual Issue

To mark the 14th International Conference on Pseudomonas held in Lausanne in September 2013, FEMS is publishing a Virtual Thematic Issue across four FEMS journals: FEMS Microbiology Letters, FEMS Microbiology Reviews, Pathogens and Disease, and FEMS Microbiology Ecology.

Pseudomonas Editorial by Dieter Haas

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