Bacterial Pathogenesis: A Molecular Approach / Edition 1

Bacterial Pathogenesis: A Molecular Approach / Edition 1

by Abigail A. Salyers, Dixie D. Whitt
     
 

ISBN-10: 1555810705

ISBN-13: 9781555810702

Pub. Date: 06/28/1994

Publisher: ASM Press

Bacterial Pathogenesis: A Molecular Approach is the first text designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to this dynamic field for both students and researchers. The application of molecular techniques to the study of bacterium-host interaction has made possible great progress in fundamental understanding of the molecular basis of infectious diseases. In the…  See more details below

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Bacterial Pathogenesis: A Molecular Approach is the first text designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to this dynamic field for both students and researchers. The application of molecular techniques to the study of bacterium-host interaction has made possible great progress in fundamental understanding of the molecular basis of infectious diseases. In the text the authors integrate material from pathogenic microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, and human physiology to provide a complete but accessible overview of the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555810702
Publisher:
ASM Press
Publication date:
06/28/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
418
Product dimensions:
8.54(w) x 10.93(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Foreword
Pt. IBasic Principles1
Ch. 1The Uneasy Truce: Never Underestimate the Power of Bacteria3
Ch. 2Approaching and Studying Bacterial Diseases19
Ch. 3Molecular Approaches to the Diagnosis and Characterization of Bacterial Infections34
Ch. 4The First Line of Defense against Infection: Prevention and the Phagocytic Cell Response53
Ch. 5The First Line of Defense, Continued: Complement, Chemokines, and Cytokines69
Ch. 6The Second Line of Defense: Antibodies and Cytotoxic T Cells84
Ch. 7Vaccination - an Underappreciated Component of the Modern Medical Armamentarium101
Ch. 8Bacterial Strategies for Evading or Surviving the Defense Systems of the Human Body115
Ch. 9Bacterial Exotoxins: Important but Still a Mystery131
Ch. 10Antimicrobial Compounds150
Ch. 11How Bacteria Become Resistant to Antibiotics168
Pt. IISpecific Bacterial Pathogens185
Ch. 12The Spirochetes: Borrelia burgdorferi and Treponema pallidum187
Ch. 13Yersinia pestis, the Cause of Plague, and Its Relatives202
Ch. 14Staphylococcus Species216
Ch. 15Group A and Group B Streptococci and Enterococci232
Ch. 16Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Related Species, a Lesson in Versatility247
Ch. 17Bordetella pertussis263
Ch. 18Streptococcus pneumoniae276
Ch. 19Tuberculosis291
Ch. 20Legionella pneumophila and Legionnaires' Disease311
Ch. 21Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydia pneumoniae322
Ch. 22Bacillus anthracis, the Cause of Anthrax332
Ch. 23Helicobacter pylori, a Resourceful Gastric Pathogen339
Ch. 24Clostridium difficile and Pseudomembranous Colitis352
Ch. 25Vibrio cholerae, the Cause of Cholera363
Ch. 26Salmonella Species381
Ch. 27Listeria monocytogenes, a Doubly Motile Pathogen398
Ch. 28Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli Strains407
Ch. 29Escherichia coli Extraintestinal Infections422
Ch. 30Neisseria Species437
Ch. 31Chlamydia trachomatis452
App. 1Overview of Bacterial Secretion Systems, Bacterial Adhesins and Their Mechanisms of Assembly, and Major Bacterial Toxins461
App. 2: Answers to End-of-Chapter Questions467

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