Virulence Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogens

5th Edition

Indira T. Kudva, Nancy A. Cornick, Paul Plummer, Qijing Zhang, Tracy Nicholson, John P. Bannantine

ASM Press
Published July 26, 2016
Reference - 871 Pages
ISBN 9781555819279 - CAT# Y228186

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Summary

Ground-breaking overview of an enduring topic

Despite the use of antibiotics, bacterial diseases continue to be a critical issue in public health, and bacterial pathogenesis remains a tantalizing problem for research microbiologists. This new edition of Virulence Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogens broadly covers the knowledge base surrounding this topic and presents recently unraveled bacterial virulence strategies and cutting-edge therapies.

A team of editors, led by USDA scientist Indira Kudva, compiled perspectives from experts to explain the wide variety of mechanisms through which bacterial pathogens cause disease: the host interface, host cell enslavement, and bacterial communication, secretion, defenses,  and persistence. A collection of reviews on targeted therapies rounds out the seven sections of this unique book. The new edition provides insights into some of the most recent advances in the area of bacterial pathogenesis, including
• how metabolism shapes the host-pathogen interface
• interactions across species and genera
• mechanisms of the secretion systems
• evasion, survival, and persistence mechanisms
• new therapies targeting various adaptive and virulence mechanisms of bacterial pathogens

Written to promote discussion, extrapolation, exploration, and multidimensional thinking, Virulence Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogens serves as a textbook for graduate courses on bacterial pathogenesis and a resource for specialists in bacterial pathogenicity, such as molecular biologists, physician scientists, infectious disease clinicians, dental scientists, veterinarians, molecular biologists, industry researchers, and technicians.

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