Microbial Endocrinology: Interkingdom Signaling in Infectious Disease and Health

Microbial Endocrinology: Interkingdom Signaling in Infectious Disease and Health

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781489984197
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 11/06/2014
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author


Prof. Mark Lyte, Ph.D., M.S., MT(ASCP) is a Professor in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University. Prof. Lyte conducted experiments in 1991 that subsequently led him shortly thereafter to propose and found the field of microbial endocrinology. In addition to having served on scientific review panels for the National Institutes of Health and other worldwide agencies, Prof. Lyte has been awarded the Joseph Susman Memorial Award for Surgical Infectious Disease Research and was named a finalist for the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award.

Table of Contents

1 Microbial Endocrinology: A Personal Journey Mark Lyte 1

2 Evolutionary Considerations of Neurotransmitters in Microbial, Plant, and Animal Cells Victoria V. Roshchina 17

3 Mechanisms by Which Catecholamines Induce Growth in Gram-Negative and Gram-Positive Human Pathogens Primrose P. E. Freestone Sara Sandrini 53

4 Dietary Catechols and their Relationship to Microbial Endocrinology Neil Shearer Nicholas J. Walton 69

5 Interactions Between Bacteria and the Gut Mucosa: Do Enteric Neurotransmitters Acting on the Mucosal Epithelium Influence Intestinal Colonization or Infection? Benedict T. Green David R. Brown 89

6 Modulation of the Interaction of Enteric Bacteria with Intestinal Mucosa by Stress-Related Catecholamines Mark P. Stevens 111

7 The Role of Microbial Endocrinology in Periodontal Disease Anthony Roberts 135

8 Staphylococci, Catecholamine Inotropes and Hospital-Acquired Infections Primrose P. E. Freestone Noura Al-Dayan Mark Lyte 151

9 The Microbial Endocrinology of Pseudomonas aeruginosa John C. Alverdy Kathleen Romanowski Olga Zaborina Alexander Zaborin 167

10 Mechanisms of Stress-Mediated Modulation of Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Infections Cordula M. Stover 181

11 Psychological Stress, Immunity, and the Effects on Indigenous Microflora Michael T. Bailey 191

12 The Epinephrine/Norepinephrine/Autoinducer-3 Interkingdom Signaling System in Escherichia coli O157: H7 Cristiano G. Moreira Vanessa Sperandio 213

13 Molecular Profiling: Catecholamine Modulation of Gene Expression in Enteropathogenic Bacteria Bradley L. Bearson Scot E. Dowd 229

14 Microbial Signaling Compounds as Endocrine Effectors Aruna Jahoor Simon Williams Kendra Rumbaugh 243

15 Mycologic Endocrinology Karl V. Clemons Jata Shankar David A. Stevens 269

16 Experimental Design Considerations for In Vitro Microbial Endocrinology Investigations Richard D. Haigh 291

Index 309

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