The multifunctional enzyme S-adenosylhomocysteine/methylthioadenosine nucleosidase is a key metabolic enzyme in the virulence of Salmonella enterica var Typhimurium
Arabidopsis 4-COUMAROYL-COA LIGASE 8 contributes to the biosynthesis of the benzenoid ring of coenzyme Q in peroxisomes
CXCL13 is a differentiation- and hypoxia-induced adipocytokine that exacerbates the inflammatory phenotype of adipocytes through PHLPP1 induction
Alpha hemolysin (HlyA) is the major virulence factor in uropthogenic-Escherichia coli. In this issue Strack and colleagues (pp. 3455–3473) studied the delivery of microvesicles by erythrocytes treated with sublytic concentrations of HlyA and revealed for the first time that an exogenous protein, such as a toxin, is eliminated by shedding microvesicles. The cover figure shows human erythrocytes treated with the toxin alpha hemolysin (HlyA) of E.coli. Image provided by Vanesa Herlax.