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Eventually, we found a substrate!

Identification of a physiological substrate of protease is challenging. We take effort to revealed that a receptor histidine kinase is cleaved by a bacterial protease, which is a prerequisite for the bacterial tolerance to osmolarity stress.
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Nov 16, 2018

Nature Reviews Microbiology 15th anniversary

Nature Reviews Microbiology celebrates its 15th anniversary and with it the microbiology community, many of whom have contributed directly and indirectly to the content of the journal. 


To mark this occasion, we wanted to give our readers a glimpse behind the curtains, and asked a few of our past authors and editors about their views on microbiology, the journal and their experiences of working with us in a series of interviews.


Our anniversary issue also contains the first of these ‘Under the Lens’ articles which are penned by microbial imaging specialists at the University of Oxford.

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Centenary of 1918 influenza pandemic

A hundred years ago, a pandemic of influenza virus stunned the world, killing millions and frightening many more. We remain vulnerable to such outbreaks, but lessons learned from the past, a century of research and international cooperation could (and should) help prepare us for future pandemics

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