03 September 2010
Vol 329, Issue 5996

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COVER False-colored scanning electron micrograph showing the shedding of superficial cells in the urogenital tract of a female mouse (magnification ~3000°?). Exfoliation of epithelial cells inhibits microbial colonization of the mucosa. On page 1197, Muenzner et al. report how specialized pathogens suppress this host defense to successfully establish a firm foothold in their host. Image: Jochen Hentschel and Christof R. Hauck/Lehrstuhl Zellbiologie, Universität Konstanz, Germany