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Author Johnson, Douglas I., author

Title Bacterial pathogens and their virulence factors / Douglas I. Johnson
Published Cham : Springer, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 461 pages) : illustrations
Contents Preface -- Bacterial Virulence Factors -- Part I. Gram-Positive Bacterial Pathogens -- Bacillus spp.- Clostridium spp.- Corynebacterium spp -- Enterococcus spp -- Listeria spp -- Mycobacterium spp -- Propionibacterium spp.- Staphylococcus spp -- Streptococcus spp -- Part II. Gram-Negative Bacterial Pathogens -- Bacteroides spp -- Bordetella spp -- Borrelia spp.- Campylobacter spp -- Escherichia spp -- Francisella spp -- Haemophilus spp -- Helicobacter spp.- Klebsiella spp -- Legionella spp -- Leptospira spp -- Neisseria spp -- Nocardia spp -- Proteus spp -- Pseudomonas spp.- Rickettsia spp.- Salmonella spp -- Shigella spp -- Treponema spp -- Vibrio spp -- Yersinia spp -- Chlamydia spp -- Mycoplasma spp -- Anti-Virulence Factor Therapeutics
Summary "Bacterial Pathogens and their Virulence Factors contains a detailed description of 32 major bacterial pathogens that affect human health and their associated virulence determinants. Chapter 1 gives an overview of the different types and classes of general virulence factors involved in host cell adherence and invasion, dissemination within the host, host cell damage, and evasion of host defense systems, as well as mechanisms by which these virulence factors are regulated. Chapters 2 through 33 give concise descriptions of the disease states associated with the 32 bacterial genera and their major pathogenic species, along with an in-depth description of the individual virulence factors that have been found to be functionally involved in pathogenicity. A detailed bibliography derived from primary literature and review articles accompanies each of these chapters, allowing the reader to delve more deeply into individual pathogens and their virulence determinants.Chapter 34 discusses the exciting possibilities and initial successes of using detailed information on a pathogen's virulence toolkit to design new therapeutics aimed at specific virulence traits."--Introduction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Subject Bacteria -- pathogenicity.
Bacterial Infections -- microbiology.
Gram-Negative Bacteria.
Gram-Positive Bacteria.
Gram-negative bacteria.
Gram-positive bacteria.
Pathogenic bacteria.
Virulence (Microbiology)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017954313
ISBN 3319676512 (electronic bk.)
9783319676517 (electronic bk.)