Legionella Pneumophila: Pathogenesis and Immunity / Edition 1

Legionella Pneumophila: Pathogenesis and Immunity / Edition 1

by Paul Hoffman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387708952

ISBN-13: 9780387708959

Pub. Date: 09/27/2007

Publisher: Springer US

The volume brings together all of the latest research on this pathogen, the interest in which is rapidly growing. Legionella pneumophila is an emerging human pathogen that resides in natural environments as a parasite of freshwater. There have been major new developments in this field, including the publication of three whole genome sequences and the discovery of a

Overview

The volume brings together all of the latest research on this pathogen, the interest in which is rapidly growing. Legionella pneumophila is an emerging human pathogen that resides in natural environments as a parasite of freshwater. There have been major new developments in this field, including the publication of three whole genome sequences and the discovery of a developmental cycle and novel cyst-like highly infectious form.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387708959
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
09/27/2007
Series:
Infectious Agents and Pathogenesis Series
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Legionella pneumophila Pathogenesis: Lessons Learned from Genomics.- Iron Assimilation and Type II Protein Secretion.- The Dot/Icm Type IVB Secretion System.- Life Cycle, Growth Cycles and Developmental Cycle of Legionella pneumophila.- Legionella in the Environment.- Regulation of the Legionella pneumophila Life Cycle.- Microbial Physiology.- Legionnaires’ Disease—Clinical Picture.- Legionella pneumophila:Innate and Adaptive Immunity.- Nonspecific Stimulation of Immunity Against Legionella.- Interaction of Legionella pneumophila with Amoeba.

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