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Bacterial Disease Mechanisms

Bacterial Disease Mechanisms - 02 edition

Bacterial Disease Mechanisms - 02 edition

ISBN13: 9780521796897

ISBN10: 052179689X

Bacterial Disease Mechanisms by Michael Wilson, Rod McNab and Brian Henderson - ISBN 9780521796897
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2002
International: No
Bacterial Disease Mechanisms by Michael Wilson, Rod McNab and Brian Henderson - ISBN 9780521796897

ISBN13: 9780521796897

ISBN10: 052179689X

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

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.