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Bacterial Adhesion to Animal Cells and Tissues

Publication Date:
August 20, 2003
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416 pages

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    Book Summary

    Understanding of the critical events in the development of bacterial infections. • Covers historical perspectives, general principles, methodologies, and specific host cell and bacterial components associated with the process, including post-adhesion consequences, regulation of adhesin expression, and anti-adhesion therapy. • Serves as an essential reference for students and investigators interested in host-pathogen interactions.

    This title is published by the American Society for Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.

  • Contents

    Table of Contents Chapter 1. Basic Concepts in Bacterial Adhesion Chapter 2. Methodological Approaches to Analysis of Adhesins and Adhesion Chapter 3. Target Tissues for Bacterial Adhesion Chapter 4. Adhesins as Bacterial Cell Surface Structures: General Concepts of Structure, Biogenesis, and Regulation Chapter 5. Emerging Concepts in Bacterial Adhesion and Its Consequences Chapter 6. Diversification of Receptor Specificities and Its Biological Consequences Chapter 7. Entry of Bacteria into Nonphagocytic Cells Chapter 8. Postadhesion Events Induced in Nonphagocytic Cells Chapter 9. Adhesion-Dependent Upregulation of Bacterial Genes Chapter 10. Role of Adhesion in Biofilm Formation Chapter 11. Antiadhesion Therapy Chapter 12. Adhesins, Receptors, and Target Substrata Involved in the Adhesion of Pathogenic Bacteria to Host Cells and Tissues