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Title Haemophilus influenzae protocols / edited by Mark A. Herbert, Derek W. Hood, E. Richard Moxon
Published Totowa, N.J. : Humana Press, ©2003


Description 1 online resource (xi, 333 pages) : illustrations
Series Methods in molecular medicine ; 71
Methods in molecular medicine ; 71.
Contents The pathogenesis of disease due to nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae -- The pathogenesis of disease due to type b Haemophilus influenzae -- General methods for culturing Haemophilus influenzae -- Transformation of Haemophilus influenzae -- Diagnosis of infection -- Characterization of plasmids -- Protein characterization by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis -- Monitoring gene expression using DNA arrays -- Gene expression technology -- The genome sequence of Haemophilus influenzae -- Structural profiling of short-chain lipopolysaccharides from Haemophilus influenzae -- Mutagenesis of H. influenzae -- Transposon Tn10 -- In vivo expression of bacterial genes during human infections -- Elisa -- Opsonophagocytosis assay using flow-cytometry -- In vitro models of infection I -- human respiratory tissue organ culture -- In vitro models of infection II -- human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) system -- Animal models
Summary As the second leading bacterial cause of community-acquired pneumonia, H. influenzae accounts for many thousands of deaths per year worldwide, and is a prime candidate for the identification of targets that can lead to the development of novel vaccines and antibiotics. In Haemophilus influenzae Protocols, leading research scientists and infectious disease specialists detail in a readily reproducible format the major molecular and immunological techniques for exploring the pathogenicity of this significant bacterium. Described with step-by-step instructions to ensure robust and successful experimental results, the techniques cover plasmid analysis, proteomics, genomics, DNA array technology, gene expression, mutagenesis (transposon and nontransposon), and structural analysis. The antibody techniques presented include IVIAT, ELISA, and opsonophagocytosis assays. Also included are reviews of the pathogenesis of NTHi and Hib, methods for working with the organism, culture and storage conditions, molecular diagnosis, and systems for exploring pathogenesis in both in vitro and animal models. Comprehensive and highly practical, Haemophilus influenzae Protocols offers a unique collection of powerful molecular methods that illuminate not only how the bacterium causes disease, but also how best to develop much-needed new vaccines and antibiotics against it
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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In Springer Protocols
Subject Haemophilus infections -- Laboratory manuals
Haemophilus influenzae -- Laboratory manuals
Medical protocols.
Genetics -- Technique.
Haemophilus influenzae -- genetics
Haemophilus influenzae -- pathogenicity
Clinical Protocols
Genetic Techniques
Haemophilus Infections -- genetics
MEDICAL -- Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Respiratory.
Medical protocols
Genetics -- Technique
Haemophilus infections
Haemophilus influenzae
Haemophilus influenzae.
Wetenschappelijke technieken.
Genre/Form Laboratory manuals
Laboratory manuals.
Manuels de laboratoire.
Form Electronic book
Author Herbert, Mark A
Moxon, E. Richard
Hood, Derek W
ISBN 9781592593217