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Title Concepts in bacterial virulence / volume editors, Wayne Russell, Heiko Herwald
Published Basel ; New York : Karger, ©2005


Description 1 online resource (vii, 278 pages) : illustrations
Series Contributions to microbiology, 1420-9519 ; v. 12
Contributions to microbiology ; v. 12. 1420-9519
Contents Fundamentals of endotoxin structure and function / Bishop, R.E -- Bacterial exotoxins / Popoff, M.R -- Capsular polysaccharides and their role in virulence / Taylor, C.M., Roberts, I.S -- Fimbriae, pili, flagella and bacterial virulence / Jonson, A.-B., Normark, S., Rhen, M -- Gram-positive adhesins / Talay, S.R -- Microbial pathogenesis and biofilm development / Reisner, A. [and others] -- Bacterial peptidases / Potempa, J., Pile, R.N -- Bacterial invasins : molecular systems dedicated to the invasion of host tissues / Cambronne, E.D., Schneewind, O -- Bacterial iron transport related to virulence / Braun, V -- Pathogenicity islands and their role in bacterial virulence and surviva / Hochhut, B., Dobrindt, U., Hacker, J. -- Horizontal and vertical gene transfer: the life history of pathogens / Lawrence, J.G
Summary Over the past few decades the increase in bacterial resistance has led to the search for novel antibacterial therapies and a better understanding of virulence mechanisms used by pathogens. It has been shown that the interplay between pathogenic bacteria and the host is complex and finely balanced. Successful pathogens can manipulate host homeostasis and normal cell functions using a variety of molecular strategies. This volume of the Karger book series Contributions to Microbiology summarizes some of the most important bacterial virulence mechanisms. Eminent scientists provide an update on recent findings in their fields. This state-of-the-art account will not only attract the interest of clinical and preclinical researchers, but will also be of great value to students with an interest in medicine, biology, chemistry, and infectious diseases
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Virulence (Microbiology)
Molecular microbiology.
Virulence Factors -- physiology
Bacteria -- pathogenicity
Communicable Diseases -- microbiology
Molecular microbiology
Virulence (Microbiology)
Bakterielle Infektion
Pathogene Bakterien
Form Electronic book
Author Russell, Wayne
Herwald, Heiko
ISBN 9783318011166