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Title Microbial endocrinology : interkingdom signaling in infectious disease and health / Mark Lyte, Primrose P.E. Freestone, editors
Published New York : Springer, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 316 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Development of the field of Microbial Endocrinology from the early 20th century to present -- Iron-related mechanisms of catecholamine-induced effects in gram-negative and gram-positive bacterial pathogens -- Dietary catechols and their role in food-borne infectious disease -- The role of the stress-related catecholamines in quorum sensing by Escherichia coli O157:H7 -- The presence and role of neuroendocrine hormones in the plant kingdom -- Stress, immune function and bacterial translocation in the gastrointestinal tract -- The role of microbial endocrinology in periodontal disease. -- In vitro experimental design concepts in microbial endocrinology investigations -- Molecular profiling of catecholamine modulation of gene expression in enteropathogenic bacteria -- Stress neurochemicals and their ability to alter susceptibility of chickens to infection with Campylobacter jejuni -- Microbial endocrinology and its relevance to clinical practice -- The evolution of catecholaminergic systems in cell to cell signaling: from bacteria to humans -- Catecholamine stress hormone modulation of enteropathogenic bacteria interactions with gut mucosa -- Actions of biogenic amines on gut bacteria and the intestinal mucosa: contributors to enteric infection?- Modulation of pathogenicity with norepinephrine related to the Type III secretion system of Vibrio parahaemolyticus -- Modulation of infectious agents in plants by neuroendocrine hormones -- Detection of neurotransmitter amines in microorganisms with the use of high-performance liquid chromatography -- Index
Summary About this book Microbial endocrinology represents a newly emerging interdisciplinary field that is formed by the intersection of the fields of neurobiology and microbiology. It is the intent of this book to introduce a new perspective to the current understanding not only of the factors that mediate the ability of microbes to cause disease, but also to the mechanisms that maintain normal homeostasis. The discovery that microbes can both synthesize and directly respond to neuroendocrine hormones provides for a new framework with which to investigate how microorganisms interface not only with vertebrates, but also with invertebrates and even plants. The reader will learn that neuroendocrine hormones, most commonly associated with mammals, are actually found throughout the plant, insect and microbial kingdoms to an extent that will undoubtedly surprise many, and most importantly, highlight how interactions between microbes and neuroendocrine hormones influence health and the pathophysiology of infectious disease. This book will lead its readers to the understanding that through eons of association with eukaryotic organisms, bacteria have evolved specific detection systems for neuroendocrine hormones, which they utilize not only to "sense" their environment, but also to co-op products of neurophysiological responses for their own survival. About the Editors Prof. Mark Lyte, Ph. D., M.S., MT(ASCP) is a Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, and adjunct Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Prof. Lyte conducted experiments in 1991 that subsequently led him shortly thereafter to propose and found the field of microbial endocrinology. In addition to having served on scientific review panels for the National Institutes of Health and other worldwide agencies, Prof. Lyte has been awarded the Joseph Susman Memorial Award for Surgical Infectious Disease Research and was named a finalist for the NIH Director's Pioneer Award. Dr. Primrose Freestone, BSc(Hons), PhD, PGCE is a Lecturer in Clinical Microbiology, in the Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Leicester. Dr. Freestone was the first to identify tyrosine phosphorylation as a regulatory mechanism in bacteria, and to elucidate the mechanisms by which stress hormones induce bacterial growth. She is also an inventor in the fields of microbial diagnostics and dietary bioactives, and has been awarded Fellowships to develop entrepreneurial activities in life science biotechnology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Bacterial diseases.
Bacteria -- Endocrinology
Host-bacteria relationships.
Bacterial Infections -- physiopathology
Host-Pathogen Interactions -- physiology
Microbial Interactions -- physiology
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Physical.
Sciences de la vie.
Bacterial diseases
Host-bacteria relationships
Form Electronic book
Author Lyte, Mark
Freestone, Primrose P. E
LC no. 2010922891
ISBN 9781441955760