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Title Escherichia coli : virulence mechanisms of a versatile pathogen / edited by Michael S. Donnenberg
Published Amsterdam ; Boston : Academic Press, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 417 pages) : illustrations
Contents The genomes of Escherichia coli K-12 and pathogenic E. coli / Nicole T. Perna, Jeremy D. Glasner, Valerie Burland and Guy Plunkett III -- Evolution of pathogenic Escherichia coli / James R. Johnson -- Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli / T. Eric Blank, Jean-Philippe Nougayrède and Michael S. Donnenberg -- Enterohemorrhagic and other shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli / Cheleste M. Thorpe, Jennifer M. Ritchie and David W.K. Acheson -- Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli / Eric A. Elsinghorst -- Enteroaggregative and diffusely adherent Escherichia coli / James P. Nataro and Theodore Steiner -- Shigella and enteroinvasive Escherichia coli : paradigms for pathogen evolution and host-parasite interactions / William A. Day and Anthony T. Maurelli -- Uropathogenic Escherichia coli / Farah Bahrani-Mougeot, Nereus W. Gunther IV, Michael S. Donnenberg and Harry L.T. Mobley -- Meningitis-associated Escherichia coli / Kwang Sik Kim -- Adhesive pili of the Chaperone-Usher family / James G. Bann, Karen W. Dodson, Carl Frieden and Scott J. Hultgren -- Type IV pili / W. Schreiber and Michael S. Donnenberg -- The LEE-encoded Type III secretion system in EPEC and EHEC : assembly, function, and regulation / J. Adam Crawford, T. Eric Blank and James B. Kaper -- Hemolysin / Vassilis Koronakis and Colin Hughes -- Capsule and lipopolysaccharide / Thomas A. Russo
Summary Escherichia coli: Virulence Mechanisms of a Versatile Pathogen is a unique, comprehensive analysis of the biology and molecular mechanisms that enable this ubiquitous organism to thrive. Leading investigators in the field discuss the molecular basis of E. coli pathogenesis followed by chapters on genomics and evolution. Detailed descriptions of distinct strains reveal the molecular pathogenesis of each and the causes of intestinal and extra-intestinal infections in humans. Escherichia coli: Virulence Mechanisms of a Versatile Pathogen concludes with a presentation of virulence factors, common to two or more pathotypes. This unique collection presents timely and vital information on understanding the inner workings of E. coli, which will lend key insights into disease prevention research. Key Features * Single source of information of E. coli pathogenesis * Expert authors * Comprehensive coverage * Molecular mechanisms * Biology, evolution and genomics * Recent advances
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Escherichia coli infections.
Escherichia coli.
Virulence (Microbiology)
Escherichia coli -- genetics.
Escherichia coli -- pathogenicity.
Escherichia coli Proteins -- metabolism.
Fimbriae, Bacterial.
Form Electronic book
Author Donnenberg, Michael S.
ISBN 0080494811
1429483075 (electronic bk.)
9781429483070 (electronic bk.)