Escherichia Coli: Mechanisms of Virulence

Escherichia Coli: Mechanisms of Virulence

by Max Sussman
     
 

This comprehensive compilation, written by an authoritative team of international contributors, surveys the role of Escherichia coli in health and disease. The potential of E. coli as a pathogen has increasingly been recognised in recent years and its mechanisms of virulence have been extensively investigated. This most valuable and timely account brings the subject…  See more details below

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This comprehensive compilation, written by an authoritative team of international contributors, surveys the role of Escherichia coli in health and disease. The potential of E. coli as a pathogen has increasingly been recognised in recent years and its mechanisms of virulence have been extensively investigated. This most valuable and timely account brings the subject fully up to date. First the diseases due to E. coli in man and animals are described in general terms and the part it plays in the normal flora. Then chapters are devoted to each of the recognised virulence factors and mechanisms, including capsules, adhesins, haemolysins, endotoxins and exotoxins, iron scavenging. The third section deals in detail with various diseases and their mechanisms. Finally, the host responses to infection are considered and the design of vaccines. This book will be of value to all scientists and clinicians with an interest in microbial pathogenicity.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'… an impressive testament to sustained research into the fundamental molecular and biochemical nature of this organism … There is much scope to project such information into clinical practice and this book will be an invaluable source for those engaged in research into this important pathogen'. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

'As a topical and thorough compendium of an ever growing field I commend this volume wholeheartedly.' Society for General Microbiology Quarterly

'The reader cannot fail to be stimulated … The book … can be recommended as a clear and competant contribution to a very important field of study.' The Lancet

'… this volume will be most valuable'. Michael S. Donnenberg, Trends in Microbiology

' … well presented and very readable'. Journal of Applied Bacteriology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521453615
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Pages:
639
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.46(d)

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