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Bacterial Disease Mechanisms

Bacterial Disease Mechanisms - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521796897

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ISBN13: 978-0521796897
ISBN10: 052179689X
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2002
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Bacterial Disease Mechanisms - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521796897

Michael Wilson, Rod McNab and Brian Henderson

ISBN13: 978-0521796897
ISBN10: 052179689X
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

This introductory textbook explores bacterial disease mechanisms and bacteria-host interactions. The central premise is that bacteria have evolved by means of manipulating normal host cell functions and overcoming host defense systems to ensure their survival. As well as offering a new perspective on the classical bacterial virulence mechanisms, this book outlines the new molecular techniques developed to unravel the complexity of bacteria-host interactions. Current research may lead not only to a better understanding of disease mechanisms, but also to new means of preventing and/or treating bacterial infections.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. An introduction to bacterial diseases

2. Bacterial cell biology

3. Molecular analysis of bacterial disease mechanisms

4. Communication in infection

5. The mucosal surface: the front line of anti-bacterial defence

6. Immune defences against bacteria

7. Bacterial adhesion as a virulence mechanism

8. Bacterial invasion as a virulence mechanism

9. Bacterial exotoxins

10. Bacterial evasion of host defence mechanisms

11. Bacteria in human health and disease: the future?

Glossary

Description of frequently-mentioned bacteria.

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