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Biology of Zika Virus Infection in Human Skin Cells
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It is shown that human dermal fibroblasts, epidermal keratinocytes, and immature dendritic cells are permissive to the most recent ZikV isolate, responsible for the epidemic in French Polynesia, and a major role is shown for the phosphatidylserine receptor AXL as a ZIKV entry receptor and for cellular autophagy in enhancing ZIKv replication in permissive cells.
International Variability of Ages at Menarche and Menopause: Patterns and Main Determinants
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It is suggested that, on a large scale, age at menarche is mainly determined by extrinsic factors such as living conditions, whileAge at menopause seems to be mainly influenced by intrinsic factorssuch as the reproductive history of individuals.
Host manipulation by parasites: a multidimensional phenomenon
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The multidimensionality of host manipulation by parasites is reviewed, its possible signifi cance and evolution are discussed, and a series of testable hypotheses regarding the ecology of parasitized hosts are proposed.
Who is the puppet master? Replication of a parasitic wasp-associated virus correlates with host behaviour manipulation
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Evidence is provided that changes in ladybeetle behaviour most likely result from DcPV replication in the cerebral ganglia rather than by manipulation by the parasitoid, suggesting for the first time that behaviour manipulation could be symbiont-mediated.
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