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Author Salyers, Abigail A
Title Bacterial pathogenesis : a molecular approach / Abigail A. Salyers and Dixie D. Whitt
Imprint Washington, D.C. : ASM Press, ©1994
book jacket
 Life Sci. LIB  QZ65 S186b 1994    AVAILABLE    30150100236477
 Life Sci. LIB  QZ65 S186b 1994 c.2  AVAILABLE    30150100400347
Descript xxvii, 418 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction to the host-parasite interaction -- Host defenses against bacterial pathogens: defenses of body surfaces -- Host defenses against bacterial pathogens: defenses of tissue and blood -- Virulence factors that promote colonization -- Virulence factors that damage the host -- Regulation of virulence genes -- Experimental approaches to investigating the host-bacterium interaction -- Vaccines and other approaches to modulating the immune response -- Antibiotics: mechanisms of action and mechanisms of bacterial resistance
Paradigms of bacterium-host interactions -- Diphtheria -- Scarlet fever, toxic shock syndrome, and the return of severe, invasive streptococcal disease -- Disease without colonization: food-borne toxinoses caused by Clostridium botulinum, Staphylococcus aureus, and Clostridium perfringens -- Cholera (Vibrio cholerae) -- Whooping cough (Bordetella pertussis) -- Dysentery caused by Shigella species -- Listeria monocytogenes -- Escherichia coli gastrointestinal infections -- Escherichia coli urinary tract infections
Yersinia infections -- Salmonella infections -- Neisseria gonorrhoeae -- Pseudomonas aeruginosa -- Future challenges -- Gastric and duodenal ulcers: an infectious disease -- Pseudomembranous colitis -- Lyme disease and syphilis -- Legionnaire's disease -- Tuberculosis -- Streptococcus pneumoniae -- Streptococcal sore throat, rheumatic fever and glomerulonephritis -- Cell surface structure of bacteria -- Phylogenetic diversity of pathogenic bacteria -- Nucleic acid-based detection systems
Subject Bacterial diseases -- Pathogenesis
Virulence (Microbiology)
Bacteria -- pathogenicity
Bacterial Infections -- etiology
Bacterial Infections -- prevention & control
Host-Parasite Interactions
Alt Author Whitt, Dixie D
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