ACS Editors’ Choice: Antimicrobial Properties in Human Milk Oligosaccharides

This week: Antimicrobial properties in human milk oligosaccharides, mimicking the design of a tree frog’s adhesive toe pad, natural products and their mimics as targets of opportunity for discovery — and more!

Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen by a team of scientific editors of ACS journals from around the world to highlight the transformative power of chemistry. Access to these articles will remain open to all as a public service.

Check out this week’s picks!
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Natural Products and Their Mimics as Targets of Opportunity for Discovery

J. Org. Chem., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.7b01368

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Hybrid Surface Patterns Mimicking the Design of the Adhesive Toe Pad of Tree Frog

ACS Nano, Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b04994
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Function-Oriented Studies Targeting Pectenotoxin 2: Synthesis of the GH-Ring System and a Structurally Simplified Macrolactone

Org. Lett., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b02435
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Precision Electrophile Tagging in Caenorhabditis elegans

Biochemistry, Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.7b00642
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Effect of Subcellular Translocation of Protein Disulfide Isomerase on Tetrachlorobenzoquinone-Induced Signaling Shift from Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress to Apoptosis

Chem. Res. Toxicol., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.7b00118
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Persistent Luminescence Nanophosphor Involved Near-Infrared Optical Bioimaging for Investigation of Foodborne Probiotics Biodistribution in Vivo: A Proof-of-Concept Study

J. Agric. Food Chem., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.7b02870
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Human Milk Oligosaccharides Exhibit Antimicrobial and Antibiofilm Properties against Group B Streptococcus

ACS Infect. Dis., 2017, 3 (8), pp 595–605
DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.7b00064
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