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Phospholipase A2 inhibitor and LY6/PLAUR domain-containing protein PINLYP regulates type I interferon innate immunity

Significance Interferon (IFN)-mediated antiviral responses serve as the first line of the host innate immune defense against viral infection. Here we identify a previously uncharacterized protein designated phospholipase A2 inhibitor and LY6/PLAUR domain-containing protein (PINLYP), which is essential for embryonic development and plays an important role in type I IFN…

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Epistasis shapes the fitness landscape of an allosteric specificity switch

Computational design Protein modeling and design was performed with Rosetta version 3.5 (2015.19.57819)35,37. Python and shell scripts for generating input from Rosetta and analyzing from Rosetta are available at: github.com/raman-lab/biosensor_design The high-resolution TtgR structure co-crystalized with tetracycline was selected as the starting point for computational design (PDB: 2UXH)28. The structure…

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Identification of immunodominant Bartonella bacilliformis proteins: a combined in-silico and serology approach

Introduction Carrión’s disease is a vector-borne biphasic illness restricted to the South American Andes, with Peru as the most affected country. 1 Gomes C Pons MJ Del Valle Mendoza J Ruiz J Carrion’s disease: an eradicable illness?. The causative agent, Bartonella bacilliformis, is transmitted to humans by sandflies (Lutzomyia spp)….

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An epigenetic basis of inbreeding depression in maize

INTRODUCTION Charles R. Darwin documented inbreeding depression as growth disadvantages from self-fertilization compared to outcrossing in many plants (1). Prevailing hypotheses suggest that inbreeding depression results from the exposure of deleterious recessive alleles and/or loss of overdominant alleles due to increased homozygosity (2, 3) or reduced recombination frequency in some…

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