Cellular Microbiology: Bacteria-Host Interactions in Health and Disease / Edition 1

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Overview

Cellular Microbiology is a new area of microbiology research, bridging the gap between the disciplines of microbiology and cell biology. It is the study of the interaction between cells and microbes, especially mammalian or plant cells and bacteria.

Cellular Microbiology is an advanced textbook for students of microbiology and medical microbiology, presenting a comprehensive introduction to the current molecular and cellular biology of the interactions between bacteria and eukaryotic cells, and their relevance to human diseases.
* Covers an exciting new area of research and is an ideal introduction for the subject
* The only textbook to cover this rapidly-growing field of research
* Authored by well-renowned experts in the field

Disc. bacterial diseases, prokaryotic-eukaryotic interac- tions, signalling mechanisms & actions in infection.

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"...a timely and extremely welcome textbook....", , , Trends in Microbiology, Volume 8, Number 2#
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471986812
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/29/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 478
  • Product dimensions: 7.54 (w) x 9.78 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Table of Contents

BACKGROUND TO CELLULAR MICROBIOLOGY.

An Introduction to Cellular Microbiology.

The Cellular Biology Underlying Prokaryotic-Eukaryotic Interactions.

Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Signalling Mechanisms.

Molecular Techniques Defining Bacterial Virulence Mechanisms.

PROKARYOTIC-EUKARYOTIC INTERACTIONS IN INFECTION.

Bacterial Adhesion to Host Cells.

Bacterial Invasion of Host Cells.

Bacterial Protein Toxins: Agents of Disease and Probes of Eukaryotic Cell Behaviour.

The Innate Immune Response and Bacterial Infections.

Acquired Immunity in the Defence Against Bacteria.

Future Developments in Cellular Microbiology.

Index.

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