FEMS Affiliates Letter November 2020 - Page 6

FEMS Microbiology Reviews
FEMS Microbiology Letters
Pathogens and Disease


A selection of the most interesting and timely research from each of the FEMS journals .

FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Molecular diversity of coronavirus host cell entry receptors
In this review , the authors discuss the latest advances in the field of coronavirus receptors emphasizing on the molecular and evolutionary processes that underlie coronavirus receptor usage and host range expansion . They also emphasize the important areas in SARS-CoV2 and other emerging coronavirus research that have so far been underappreciated and await further investigation , in particular the potential for carbohydrate binding and the functional role played by such interactions .
Jean K Millet , Javier A Jaimes , Gary R Whittaker

FEMS Microbiology Letters

Aerobic microbial communities in the sediments of a marine oxygen minimum zone
This paper explores the ecology of aerobic microorgnisms in marine oxygen minimum zone sediments . The findings hold critical implications for carbon-sulfur cylcing in sediments underlying all hypoxic marine water masses .
Sabyasachi Bhattacharya , Chayan Roy , Subhrangshu Mandal , Jagannath Sarkar , Moidu Jameela Rameez , Nibendu Mondal , Tarunendu Mapder , Sumit Chatterjee , Prosenjit Pyne , Masrure Alam , Prabir Kumar Haldar , Rimi Roy , Svetlana Fernandes , Aditya Peketi , Ranadhir Chakraborty , Aninda Mazumdar , Wriddhiman Ghosh
DOI : doi . org / 10.1093 / femsre / fuaa057 >
DOI : doi . org / 10.1093 / femsle / fnaa157 >

Pathogens and Disease

NIK inhibitor impairs chronic periodontitis via suppressing non-canonical NF-κB and
In this paper , the authors study the effects of NIK- SMI1 , an NF-κB-inducing kinase ( NIK ) inhibitor , on the oosteoclastogenesis in vitro and periodontitis progression in vivo . FIndings suggest that NIK- SMI1 exerts beneficial effects on the mitigation of osteoclastogenesis in vitro and periodontitis progression in vivo . Application of NIK-SMI1 may serve as a potential therapeutic approach for periodontitis .
Jiang Wang , Bo Wang , Xin Lv , Lei Wang
DOI : doi . org / 10.1093 / femspd / ftaa045 >