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Citation: Wen JJ, Yin YW, Garg NJ (2018) PARP1 depletion improves mitochondrial and heart function in Chagas disease: Effects on POLG dependent mtDNA maintenance. PLoS Pathog 14(5): e1007065. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1007065

Editor: Margaret A. Phillips, U Tex SouthWestern, UNITED STATES

Received: November 6, 2017; Accepted: April 30, 2018; Published: May 31, 2018

Copyright: © 2018 Wen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Data Availability: All relevant data are within the paper and its Supporting Information files.

Funding: This work was supported in part by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases grants (R01AI054578; R01AI136031) to NJG and National Institute of General Medical Sciences grant (R01GM11059) to YWY. A mini-center pilot grant (to NJG) and data acquisition award (to JJW) from the Institute for Human Infections and Immunity, UTMB, Galveston also supported part of the presented studies. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

Competing interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.


A total of five people have died and 197 have been stricken with illness following a deadly E coli outbreak that has reached 35 states in the US, health officials have reported.

The nation’s largest multi-state E coli outbreak in more than a decade has been blamed upon contaminated Romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region of Arizona. The harvesting season for the lettuce ended in April so it’s unlikely that the tainted product is still being used in homes and restaurants.

Of the people who have fallen ill, 89 required hospitalization, according to a Center for Disease Control (CDC) report. The first E coli-related death, reported in early May in California, has now been followed by four more confirmed deaths across Arkansas, Minnesota and New York, the CDC said. Officials in Canada have also reported the presence of the same strain of E Coli in the country.

“Some people who became sick did not report eating romaine lettuce, but had close contact with someone else who got sick from eating romaine lettuce,” the CDC stated, adding that some illnesses may not be apparent due to the typical two to three week lag between the onset of sickness and reporting to authorities.