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Virulence Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogens

Publication Date:
August 15, 2007
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378 pages

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  • About the Book

    Book Summary

    A ground-breaking overview of how bacterial pathogens cause disease.

    • Explains the wide variety of mechanisms used by bacterial pathogens and summarizes proven strategies for overcoming them.
    • Reviews the pathogenesis of bacterial diseases and mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions for non-specialists and advanced students in the fields of bacteriology and immunology.
    • Provides an essential source of the latest information on the mechanisms of bacterial pathogens and also serves as a textbook for graduate courses on bacterial pathogenesis.
    • Serves as a resource for specialists in bacterial pathogenicity, such as molecular biologists, physician scientists, dental scientists, veterinarians, molecular biologists, industry researchers, and technicians.



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

  • Contents

    Table of Contents I. Virulence Genes Section Editors: F. Chris Minion and Nancy Cornick 1. Type III Secretory Proteins in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Hiromi Sato and Dara W. Frank 2. Identification and Characterization of Small Noncoding RNAs in Bacterial Pathogens, Jonathan Livny and Matthew Waldor 3. Pathogenesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Michelle H. Larsen, Dee N. Dao, Anthony D. Baughn, Kripa Jalapthy, and William R. Jacobs, Jr. 4. Integration of Capsular Polysaccharide Biosynthesis with Metabolic and Virulence Pathways in Streptococcus pneumoniae, Janet Yother II. Microbial Interactions in Health and Disease Section Editor: Thaddeus B. Stanton 5. The Role of Bacteriophage in Group A Streptococcal Pathogenesis, Vincent A. Fischetti 6. Regulatory Networks in Pathogenic Bacteria: Lessons from Cell-Cell Communication in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Martin Schuster and E. P. Greenberg 7. Coaggregation and Distance-Critical Communication, Paul E. Kolenbrander, Nicholas S. Jakubovics, Natalia I. Chalmers, and Gilad Bachrach 8. Commensal Bacteria in Health and Disease, Harry J. Flint, Petra Louis, Karen P. Scott, and Sylvia H. Duncan 9. Free-Living and Host-Associated Protozoa as Training Camps for Intracellular Pathogens, Steve A. Carlson, Sharon K. Franklin, and Mark A. Rasmussen III. Bacterial Attachment, Invasion, and Colonization Section Editor: Qijing Zhang 10. Mycoplasma pneumoniae Attachment and Colonization of the Respiratory Mucosa, Duncan C. Krause, Jarrat L. Jordan, How-Yi Chang, Hyun Kyung Park, and Thomas M. Krunkosky 11. Gender Differences in Neisseria gonorrhoeae Pathogenesis, Jennifer L. Edwards 12. Escherichia coli at the Intestinal Mucosal Surface, Tyrrell Conway and Paul S. Cohen 13. The Role of Flagella in Campylobacter Virulence, Patricia Guerry IV. Bacterial Effects on Host Cells Section Editor: Lisa Nolan 14. Role of the Type III Protein Secretion System in Bacterial Infection of Plants, Sheng Yang He 15. Type IV Secretion Systems and Their Role in Eliciting Host Responses to Infection, Christelle M. Roux and Renée M. Tsolis 16. Shiga Toxins (Stxs): Multifaceted Pathogenicity Determinants, Angela R. Melton-Celsa, C. M. Robinson, M. J. Smith, and A. D. O’Brien V. Innate and Adaptive Resistance to Pathogens Section Editor: Michael J. Wannemuehler 17. Role of Pattern Recognition Receptors in Modulating Intestinal Immune Responses and Potential Therapeutic Implications for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Elke Cario and Daniel K. Podolsky 18. Effect of Defensins on Susceptibility to Infection at the Mucosal Surface, Janet M. Guthmiller and Sophie Joly 19. Antimicrobial Peptides as Mucosal Adjuvants, Lindsey Pingel, Xiaoying Lu, and Kim A. Brogden 20. Induction of Host Immune Responses Using Salmonella-Vectored Vaccines, Roy Curtiss III, Xin Zhang, Soo-Young Wanda, Ho Young Kang, Vjollca Konjufca, Yuhua Li, Bronwyn Gunn, Shifeng Wang, Giorgio Scarpellini, and In Soo Lee 21. Dynamics of the CD8 T-Cell Response Revealed by Listeria monocytogenes Infection, John T. Harty VI. Concluding Perspective Section Editor: Kim A. Brogden 22. Studies on Bacterial Pathogenicity since 1950 and Their Future, Harry Smith