Mycobacteria: Molecular Biology and Virulence / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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Tuberculosis continues to kills more people than any other singleinfective agent. The resurgence of the disease in many countrieshas produced a heightened awareness of the threat posed bymycobacterial infections. At the same time, there has been anexplosion of knowledge of the fundamental properties ofmycobacteria, most notably the determination of the complete genomesequence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
This book provides an up-to-date account of these developmentsin the molecular biology and immunology of mycobacteria, coupledwith allied advances of a more applied nature, such as the use ofmolecular techniques for diagnosis and epidemiologicalinvestigations. With chapters contributed from an internationalteam of experts, it will not only be an essential reference textfor the expanding mycobacterial research community, but also willfind a prominent place on the shelves of clinicians, infectiousdisease and public health specialists, diagnostic laboratories,postgraduate students and indeed anyone concerned with themanagement and investigation of outbreaks of tuberculosis.
- Comprehensively covers recent advances in the molecular biologyof the mycobacteria.
- First book to be published on this subject since the publishingof the complete genome for the tubercle bacillus (M.tuberculosis).
- Coincides with a worldwide resurgence of tuberculosis.
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Table of Contents
List of Contributors.
2 Mobile Genetic Elements/Plasmids.
4 Gene Expression And Regulation.
5 Genomics of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis and MycobacteriumLeprae.
6 Molecular Epidemiology: Human.
7 Molecular Epidemiology: Mycobacterium.
8 Molecular Epidemiology: Other Mycobacteria.
9 Molecular Diagnostics.
10 Immunodiagnosis of Mycobacterial Infection.
11 Mycobacterial Growth and Dormancy.
12 Cell Wall: Physical Structure and Permeability.
13 The Cell-Wall Core of Mycobacterium: Structure, Biogenesisand Genetics.
14 Iron Metabolism.
15 Antibiotic and Antibiotic Resistance in Mycobacteria.
16. Immunotherapy for Mycobacterial Disease.
18 Mycobacterial Antigens.
19 Mycobacterium and the Seduction of the Macrophage.
20 Cytokines in Immunity to Tuberculosis.