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- (Endo)symbiotic methanogenic archaea 2010SpringerFree-Living Protozoa with Endosymbiotic Methanogens / Tom Fenchel and Bland J. Finlay -- Anaerobic Ciliates and Their Methanogenic Endosymbionts / Johannes H. P. Hackstein -- Symbiotic Methanogens and Rumen Ciliates / Kazunari Ushida -- The Methanogenic and Eubacterial Endosymbionts of Trimyema / Naoya Shinzato and Yoichi Kamagata -- Termite Gut Flagellates and Their Methanogenic and Eubacterial Symbionts / Yuichi Hongoh and Moriya Ohkuma -- Methanogens in the Digestive Tract of Termites / Andreas Brune -- Methanogenic Archaea in Humans and Other Vertebrates / Everly Conway de Macario and Alberto J. L. Macario -- Methanogens in the Gastro-Intestinal Tract of Animals / Johannes H. P. Hackstein and Theo A. van Alen -- Syntrophy in Methanogenic Degradation / Petra Worm, Nicolai Müller, Caroline M. Plugge, Alfons J. M. Stams and Bernhard Schink -- Hydrogenosomes / Johannes H. P. Hackstein and Aloysius G. M. Tielens -- Evolution of Prokaryote-Animal Symbiosis from a Genomics Perspective / Rosario Gil, Amparo Latorre and Andrés Moya.
- AccessMedicine Lange Case filesAccessMedicineClinical cases selected from the LANGE Case Files series, edited by Eugene C. Toy, MD.
- Advanced quantitative microbiology for foods and biosystems models for predicting growth and inactivation 2006CRCnetBASE
- Advances in endophytic research 2014SpringerIn recent years there has been significant attention paid on the endophytic research by various groups working within this domain. Mutualistic endophytic microbes with an emphasis on the relatively understudied fungal endophytes are the focus of this special book. Plants are associated with micro-organisms: endophytic bacteria and fungi, which live inter- and intra-cellularly without inducing pathogenic symptoms, but have active biochemical and genetic interactions with their host. Endophytes play vital roles as plant growth promoters, biocontrol agents, biosurfactant producers, enzymes and secondary metabolite producers, as well as providing a new hidden repertoire of bioactive natural products with uses in pharmaceutical, agrochemical and other biotechnological applications. The increasing interest in endophytic research generates significant progress in our understanding of the host-endophyte relationship at molecular and genetic level. The bio-prospection of microbial endophytes has led to exciting possibilities for their biotechnological application as biocontrol agent, bioactive metabolites, and other useful traits. Apart from these virtues, the microbial endophytes may be adapted to the complex metabolism of many desired molecules that can be of significant industrial applications. These microbes can be a useful alternative for sustainable solutions for ecological control of pests and diseases, and can reduce the burden of excess of chemical fertilizers for this purpose. This book is an attempt to review the recent development in the understanding of microbial endophytes and their potential biotechnological applications. This is a collection of literature authored by noted researchers having signatory status in endophytic research and summarizes the development achieved so far, and future prospects for further research in this fascinating area of research.
- Advances in food mycology 2006SpringerSection 1. Understanding the fungi producing important mycotoxins -- Section 2. Media and method development in food mycology -- Section 3. Physiology and ecology of mycotoxigenic fungi -- Section 4. Control of fungi and mycotoxins in foods.
- Approaches toward the study of halophilic microorganisms in their natural environments : who are they and what are they doing? / Aharon Oren -- Media and conditions for the growth of halophilic and halolerant bacteria and ardchaea / Mark A. Schneegurt -- Taxonomy of halophilic archaea and bacteria / Antonio Ventosa ... [et al.] -- Halophilic viruses / Shereen Sabet -- Microorganisms in evaporites : review of modern geomicrobiology / Tim K. Lowenstein -- Searching for microbes and DNA in ancient halite / Russell H. Vreeland -- DNA replication and repair in halophiles / Adrienne Kish and Jocelyne DiRuggiero -- Gene transfer mechanisms, population genetics/genimics and the evolution of haloarchaea / R. Thane Papke and Scott Chimileski -- Worth your salt : halophiles in education / Bonnie K. Baxter, Jaimi K. Butler and Betsy Kleba -- Halophiles in the public media / Russell H. Vreeland.
- Advances in Yersinia research 2012Springer
- Antimicrobial peptides and human disease 2006SpringerPaneth cell [alpha]-defensin synthesis and function / A.J. Ouellette -- Immunomodulatory properties of defensins and cathelicidins / D.M.E. Bowdish, D.J. Davidson, and R.E.W. Hancock -- Host antimicrobial defence peptides in human disease / B. Agerberth and G.H. Guðmundsson -- Antimicrobial peptides: an essential component of the skin defensive barrier / M.H. Braff and R.L. Gallo -- Antimicrobial peptides versus invasive infections / M.R. Yeaman and A.S. Bayer -- Antimicrobial peptides in the airway / D.M. Laube ... [et al.] -- Hepcidin: a peptide hormone at the interface of innate immunity and iron metabolism / T. Ganz -- Innate host defense of human vaginal and cervical mucosae / A.M. Cole -- Molecular mechanisms of bacterial resistance to antimicrobial peptides / D. Kraus and A. Peschel -- Bacterial evasion of antimicrobial peptides by biofilm formation / M. Otto.
- Antimicrobial peptides and innate immunity 2013SpringerEvolution of Antimicrobial Peptides: A View from the Cystine Chapel -- Innate Immunity in Plants: The Role of Antimicrobial Peptides -- Antimicrobial Peptides Produced by Microorganisms -- LL-37: An Immunomodulatory Antimicrobial Host Defence Peptide -- Wound Repair and Antimicrobial Peptides -- WAPing Out Pathogens and Disease in the Mucosa: Roles for SLPI and Trappin-2 -- Histatins: Multifunctional Salivary Antimicrobial Peptides -- Structure-Function Relationships of Antimicrobial Chemokines -- Mechanisms and Significance of Bacterial Resistance to Human Cationic Antimicrobial Peptides -- Antimicrobial Peptides and Inflammatory Bowel Disease -- Cystic Fibrosis and Defective Airway Innate Immunity -- Antimicrobial Peptides in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease -- Host Defense Peptides: Immune Modulation and Antimicrobial Activity In Vivo -- Helping the Host: Induction of Antimicrobial Peptides as a Novel Therapeutic Strategy Against Infections.
- This report examines, for the first time, the current status of surveillance and information on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at country level worldwide, with particularly attention to antibacterial resistance.
- Applied mycology and biotechnology. Volume 6, Bioinformatics. 1st ed. 2006ScienceDirectThe advances in genomic technologies, such as microarrays and high throughput sequencing, have expanded the realm of possibilities for capturing data and analyzing it using automated computer driven bioinformatics tools. With the completion of the sequencing of genomes of human and several model organisms, a quest for scientific discoveries being fueled by integrative and multidimensional techniques in mathematics and computational sciences. In this volume, leading researchers and experts have provided an overview of significant concepts from biological, mathematical, and computational perspectives. It provides a high level view of fungal genomic data integration and annotation, classification of proteins and identification of vaccine targets, identification of secretome or secreted proteins in fungal genomes, as well as tools for analyzing microarray expression profiles. * Provides a survey of theoretical underpinnings on the technological tools and applications * Discusses the tools utilized for the annotation of fungal genomes and addresses issues related to automated annotation generation in a high throughput biotechnology environment * describing the applications of the concepts and methodologies presented throughout the book.
- Since their initial discovery in the 1970's, astroviruses have been recognized as a leading cause of enteritis in infants, the elderly, and immunocompromised people, and were known to be widespread in animals and birds. In recent years, and with the advent of pyrosequencing, there has been a virtual explosion in the number of newly identified astrovirus genotypes. With this has come an increased understanding in astrovirus biology, structure, epidemiology, immunology, and disease pathogenesis including the likelihood of extraintestinal and systemic infections. The advent of new diagnostic tests that detect all of the currently identify human astrovirus strains may prove that these viruses are more prevalent in populations than currently realized.This book will provide state-of-the-art information on our current understanding of astroviruses for researchers, medical and veterinary providers, and diagnosticians as prepared by the leaders in the respective fields. The goal is to bring the reader up to date on the state of knowledge on this constantly evolving and exciting field of virology.
- Bacterial adhesion chemistry, biology and physics 2011SpringerAdhesins of Human Pathogens from the Genus Yersinia / Jack C. Leo and Mikael Skurnik -- Adhesive Mechanisms of Salmonella enterica / Carolin Wagner and Michael Hensel -- Adhesion Mechanisms of Borrelia burgdorferi / Styliani Antonara, Laura Ristow and Jenifer Coburn -- Adhesins of Bartonella spp. / Fiona O'Rourke, Thomas Schmidgen, Patrick O. Kaiser, Dirk Linke and Volkhard A.J. Kempf -- Adhesion Mechanisms of Plant-Pathogenic Xanthomonadaceae / Nadia Mhedbi-Hajri, Marie-Agnès Jacques and Ralf Koebnik -- Adhesion by Pathogenic Corynebacteria / Elizabeth A. Rogers, Asis Das and Hung Ton-That -- Adhesion Mechanisms of Staphylococci / Christine Heilmann -- Protein Folding in Bacterial Adhesion: Secretion and Folding of Classical Monomeric Autotransporters / Peter van Ulsen -- Structure and Biology of Trimeric Autotransporter Adhesins / Andrzej Łyskowski, Jack C. Leo and Adrian Goldman -- Crystallography and Electron Microscopy of Chaperone / Usher Pilus Systems / Sebastian Geibel and Gabriel Waksman -- Crystallography of Gram-Positive Bacterial Adhesins / Vengadesan Krishnan and Sthanam V. L. Narayana -- The Nonideal Coiled Coil of M Protein and Its Multifarious Functions in Pathogenesis / Partho Ghosh -- Bacterial Extracellular Polysaccharides / Kateryna Bazaka, Russell J. Crawford, Evgeny L. Nazarenko and Elena P. Ivanova -- Carbohydrate Mediated Bacterial Adhesion / Roland J. Pieters -- The Application of NMR Techniques to Bacterial Adhesins / Frank Shewmaker -- Electron Microscopy Techniques to Study Bacterial Adhesion / Iwan Grin, Heinz Schwarz and Dirk Linke -- EM Reconstruction of Adhesins: Future Prospects / Ferlenghi Ilaria and Fabiola Giusti -- Atomic Force Microscopy to Study Intermolecular Forces and Bonds Associated with Bacteria / Steven K. Lower -- Assessing Bacterial Adhesion on an Individual Adhesin and Single Pili Level Using Optical Tweezers / Ove Axner, Magnus Andersson, Oscar Björnham, Mickaël Castelain and Jeanna Klinth, et al. -- Short Time-Scale Bacterial Adhesion Dynamics / Jing Geng and Nelly Henry -- Deciphering Biofilm Structure and Reactivity by Multiscale Time-Resolved Fluorescence Analysis / Arnaud Bridier, Ekaterina Tischenko, Florence Dubois-Brissonnet, Jean-Marie Herry and Vincent Thomas, et al. -- Inhibition of Bacterial Adhesion on Medical Devices / Lígia R. Rodrigues.
- Bacterial biofilms 2008Springer
- Bacterial chromatin 2010Springer
- Bacterial sensing and signaling 2009KargerChemical interactions between organisms in microbial communities / Duan, K. ... [et al.] -- Autoinducer-2-based chemical communication in bacteria : complexities of interspecies signaling / Federle, M.J. -- The molecular basis of excitation and adaptation during chemotactic sensory transduction in bacteria / Rao, C.V., Ordal, G.W. -- Bacterial PEP-dependent carbohydrate : phosphotransferase systems couple sensing and global control mechanisms / Lengeler, J.W., Jahreis, K.-- Correlations between carbon metabolism and virulence in bacteria / Poncet, S. ... [et al.] -- Stand-alone response regulators controlling global virulence networks in streptococcus pyogenes / McIver, K.S. -- The heme sensor system of staphylococcus aureus / Stauff, D.L., Skaar, E.P. -- Bacterial sensing of antimicrobial peptides / Otto, M. -- RNA thermosensors in bacterial pathogens / Johansson, J. -- Prevailing concepts of c-di-GMP signaling / Römling, U., Simm, R. -- Magnetosomes and magneto-aerotaxis / Frankel, R.B., Bazylinski, D.A. -- Engineering bacterial signals and sensors / Salis, H., Tamsir, A., Voigt, C.
- Bacteriocins ecology and evolution 2007Springer
- Bacteriophages methods and protocols v. 1-2, 2009Springer Protocolsv. 2, 2009 Springer Protocolsv. 1. Isolation, characterization, and interactions -- v. 2. Molecular and applied aspects.
- Bergey's Manual of systematic bacteriology. 2nd ed. v. 2a-2c, 2005.Springerv. 2b 2005 Springerv. 2c 2005 Springerv. 1. The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic bacteria -- v. 2. The Proteobacteria: part A. Introductory essays; part B. The Gammaproteobacteria; part C. The Alpha-, beta-, delta-, and epsilonproteobacteria -- v. 3. The Firmicutes -- v. 4. The Bacteroidetes, Spirochaetes, Tenericutes (Mollicutes), Acidobacteria, Fibrobacteres, Fusobacteria, Dictyoglomi, Gemmatimonadetes, Lentisphaerae, Verrucomicrobia, Chlamydiae, and Planctomycetes -- v. 5. The Actinobacteria.
- Between pathogenicity and commensalism 2013SpringerE. coli as an All-Rounder: The Thin Line Between Commensalism and Pathogenicity / Andreas Leimbach, Jörg Hacker, Ulrich Dobrindt -- What Distinguishes Highly Pathogenic Staphylococci from Medium- and Non-pathogenic? / Ralf Rosenstein, Friedrich Götz -- Microevolution of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to a Chronic Pathogen of the Cystic Fibrosis Lung / Michael Hogardt, Jürgen Heesemann -- Lactobacillus: Host-Microbe Relationships / John O'Callaghan, Paul W. O'Toole -- Bacterial Moonlighting Proteins and Bacterial Virulence / Brian Henderson, Andrew Martin -- Symbionts and Pathogens: What is the Difference? / Vicente Pérez-Brocal, Amparo Latorre, Andrés Moya -- Ecology and Physiology of the Intestinal Tract / Michael Blaut -- The Gut Microflora and Its Variety of Roles in Health and Disease / Julia-Stefanie Frick, Ingo B. Autenrieth -- Host-Recognition of Pathogens and Commensals in the Mammalian Intestine / Oriana Rossi, Peter van Baarlen, Jerry M. Wells -- Contribution of the Intestinal Microbiota to Human Health: From Birth to 100 Years of Age / Jing Cheng, Airi M. Palva, Willem M. de Vos.
- Biofilm primer 2007Springer
- Biofilms, infection, and antimicrobial therapy 2006CRCnetBASEMicrobial biofilms / Xiuping Jiang and John L. Pace -- Economic impact of biofilms on treatment costs / John G. Thomas, Isaiah Litton, and Harald Rinde -- Biofilm-related indwelling medical device infections / Matthew K. Schinabeck and Mahmoud A. Ghannoum -- Medical device composition and biological secretion influences on biofilm formation / Sean P. Gorman and David S. Jones -- Role of biofilms in infections caused by Escherichia coli / Grégory Jubelin, Corinne Dorel, and Philippe Lejeune -- Staphylococcus aureus biofilms / Julie M. Higashi and Paul M. Sullam -- Coagulase-negative staphylococci / Dietrich Mach ... [et al.] -- Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm infections in cystic fibrosis / Andrea Smiley and Daniel J. Hassett -- Candida / Stephen Hawser and Khalid Islam -- Current perspectives on the regulation of the ica operon and biofilm formation in Staphylococcus epidermidis / Paul D. Fey and Luke D. Handke -- Cell-to-cell communication in bacteria / Kenneth D. Tucker and Luciano Passador -- Persisters: specialized cells responsible for biofilm tolerance to antimicrobial agents / Kim Lewis ... [et al.] -- Minimal biofilm eradication concentration (MBEC) assay: susceptibility testing for biofilms / Howard Ceri ... [et al.] -- Environmental cues regulate virulence and biofilm formation / John L. Pace and Steven M. Frey -- In vivo models for the study of biomaterial-associated infection by biofilm-forming staphylococci / Luke D. Handke and Mark E. Rupp -- Host response to biofilms / Susan Meier-Davis -- Pharmacodynamics and the treatment of IMD-related infections / Roger Finch and Sarah Gander -- Protein synthesis inhibitors, fluoroquinolones, and rifampin for biofilm infections / Steven L. Barriere -- [beta][beta]-lactams for the treatment of biofilm-associated infections / Ingrid L. Dodge, Karen Joy Shaw, and Karen Bush -- Glycopeptide antibacterials and the treatment of biofilm-related infections / John L. Pace, Roasaire Verna, and Jan Verhoef -- Antibiotic resistance in biofilms / Nafsika H. Georgopapadakou -- Treatment protocols for infections of vascular catheters / Russell E. Lewis and Issam I Raad -- Treatment protocols for bacterial endocarditis and infection of electrophysiologic cardiac devices / Martin E. Stryjewski and G. Ralph Corey -- Treatment protocol of infections of orthopedic devices / Vera Antonios, Elie Berbari, and Douglas Osmon.
- Biology of rhodococcus 2010SpringerSystematics of Members of the Genus Rhodococcus (Zopf 1891) Emend Goodfellow et al. 1998: The Past, Present and Future / Volker Gűrtler and Robert J. Seviour -- The Rhodococcal Cell Envelope: Composition, Organisation and Biosynthesis / Iain C. Sutcliffe, Alistair K. Brown and Lynn G. Dover -- Genomes and Plasmids in Rhodococcus / Michael J. Larkin, Leonid A. Kulakov and Christopher C. R. Allen -- Central Metabolism of Species of the Genus Rhodococcus / Héctor M. Alvarez -- Adaptation of Rhodococcus to Organic Solvents / Carla C. C. R. de Carvalho -- Catabolism of Aromatic Compounds and Steroids by Rhodococcus / Katherine C. Yam, Robert van der Geize and Lindsay D. Eltis -- Catabolism of Nitriles in Rhodococcus / Ludmila Martínková, Miroslav Pátek, Alicja Barbara Veselá, Ondřej Kaplan and Bronislava Uhnáková, et al. -- The Desulfurization Pathway in Rhodococcus / Ting Ma -- Application of Rhodococcus in Bioremediation of Contaminated Environments / Maria S. Kuyukina and Irena B. Ivshina -- Physiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology of Triacylglycerol Accumulation by Rhodococcus / Héctor M. Alvarez and Alexander Steinbüchel -- Rhodococcus Biosurfactants: Biosynthesis, Properties, and Potential Applications / Maria S. Kuyukina and Irena B. Ivshina -- Phytopathogenic Strategies of Rhodococcus fascians / Elisabeth Stes, Marcelle Holsters and Danny Vereecke -- Rhodococcus equi and Its Pathogenic Mechanisms / José A. Vázquez-Boland, Michal Letek, Ana Valero-Rello, Patricia González and Mariela Scortti, et al.
- Biology of the fungal cell. 2nd ed. 2007Springer
- Botulinum neurotoxins 2013SpringerThe extremely potent substance botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) has attracted much interest in diverse fields. Originally identified as cause for the rare but deadly disease botulism, military and terrorist intended to misuse this sophisticated molecule as biological weapon. This caused its classification as select agent category A by the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention and the listing in the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention. Later, the civilian use of BoNT as long acting peripheral muscle relaxant has turned this molecule into an indispensable pharmaceutical world wide with annual revenues >$1.5 billion.
- Cellular origin and life in extreme habitats v. 1-4, 1999-2002.Springer
- Cellular origin, life in extreme habitats and astrobiology v. 5-, 2002-Springer
- Cheese chemistry, physics, and microbiology. 3rd ed. v. 1-2, 2004.ScienceDirectv. 2 (2004) ScienceDirectv. 1. General aspects -- v. 2. Major cheese groups.
- Chemokine biology basic research and clinical application. v. 1-2, 2006-07.Springerv. 2, 2007 Springerv. 1. Immunology of chemokines / Bernhard Moser, Gordon L. Letts [sic], Kuldeep Neote (editors) -- v. 2. Pathophysiology of chemokines / Kuldeep Neote, Gordon L. Letts [sic], Bernard Moser (editors).
- Chemokines. Part A-B. 1st ed. pt. A-B, 2009.ScienceDirectpt. B ScienceDirectChemokines and receptors in disease -- Chemokine related proteins from pathogens -- Atypical and novel chemoattractants and receptors -- Chemokine signaling.
- Cholera toxins 2009Springer
- Microbes -- Microbial attack and control by intrinsic defences -- Specific pathogens. Bacteria ; Fungi ; Arthropods ; Parasites ; Viruses -- Microbial attack succeeds : clinical infection -- Microbe control by extrinsic defences.
- Combating fungal infections problems and remedy 2010Springer"Presents recent research developments to aid fighting fungal infections The currently available means of combating fungal infections are still weak and clumsy. The application of fungal genomics offers an unparalleled opportunity to develop novel antifungal drugs. Interestingly, several novel antifungal drug targets have already been identified and validated. However, it is too early to expect any novel antifungal drug as drug discovery programs are still in their infancy. In addition to classical and genomic approaches to drug discovery, traditional knowledge derived from natural products and phytomedicine can provide a multitude of alternative modes of combating fungal infection. This book comprises 20 chapters on various aspects pertaining to fungal diseases in human and animals, their reservoir, fungal pathogenesis, their management and recent advances in their treatment. Issues of antifungal drug toxicity, especially nephrotoxicity, are also discussed. The development of resistance in fungal pathogens, including multidrug resistance and its mechanism, is dealt with in two chapters. Diverse diagnostic approaches to fungal infections are also reviewed. The combinational drug strategies used in combating invasive fungal infections are addressed in detail. The management of pulmonary mycoses in stem cell transplantation is also given special focus. Novel antifungal drugs (synthetic and herbal), fungal vaccines, and metabolic pathways as drug targets are discussed in detail in three different chapters. Subsequently the roles of innate immunity, cytokine therapy and immunomodulators in the treatment of fungal infections are elaborated upon. As novel drug delivery systems have a great potential for modifying the pharmacokinetics of medications, the last chapter takes this fact into consideration in its examination of state-of-the-art delivery systems in controlling fungal infections."--Publisher's website.
- Complex intracellular structures in prokaryotes 2006Springer
- Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is the most common intrauterine transmitted viral infection, with a tremendous impact on fetuses and newborns. In this book the history of this disease, its pathophysiological background, epidemiology and symptoms, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, will be discussed. Since economic aspects are gaining more and more importance in health politics, one chapter is dedicated to this issue in the context of congenital CMV infection. The content is based on the latest scientific findings and written in an understandable manner, allowing persons not working in the field of congenital CMV to also profit from it. Thus, this book is of interest for medical doctors, nurses, midwives, economists, but also for men and women who want to inform themselves about this topic.
- Control of biofilm infections by signal manipulation 2008Springer
- Corynebacterium glutamicum biology and biotechnology 2013SpringerCorynebacterium glutamicum was discovered in Japan in 1956 as a natural glutamate producer. Its "microbial factory" qualities, such as its physiological plasticity and robust catalytic functionalities, have since facilitated the development of efficient production processes for amino acids, nucleotides and vitamins. This monograph illustrates how the information gleaned from complete genome sequencing allows the rational engineering of the entire cellular metabolism and how systems biology permits the further optimization of C. glutamicum as a biocatalyst. Aspects of gene regulation, metabolic pathways, sugar uptake, protein secretion, cell division and biorefinery applications highlight the enormous biotechnological and biorefinery potential.
- CRISPR-Cas is a recently discovered defense system which protects bacteria and archaea against invasion by mobile genetic elements such as viruses and plasmids. A wide spectrum of distinct CRISPR-Cas immune systems has been identified in at least half of the available prokaryotic genomes. On-going biochemical and functional analyses have resulted in substantial insight into the functions and possible applications of these fascinating systems, although many secrets remain to be uncovered. In this book, experts summarize the state of the art of this exciting field.
- Current protocols in microbiology 2006-WileyEmerging technologies -- Microscopy -- Alpha proteobacteria -- Beta proteobacteria -- Enteric gamma proteobacteria -- Nonenteric gamma proteobacteria -- Delta proteobacteria -- Epsilon proteobacteria -- Firmicutes (low G+C gram positive) -- Actinobacteria (high G+C gram positive) -- Chlamydiae -- Spirochetes -- Other eubacteria -- Animal DNA viruses -- Animal RNA viruses -- Plant RNA viruses.
- Current topics in microbiology and immunology v. 285-, 2005-Springer
- Cyanobacterial toxins of drinking water supplies cylindrospermopsins and microcystins 2005CRCnetBASE
- Cysteine proteases of pathogenic organisms 2011Springer"Cysteine proteases expressed by pathogenic organisms play key roles in virulence including host entry, feeding and suppression of host immune responses. This book gives comprehensive coverage to all aspects of pathogen cysteine proteases and brings together numerous scientific advances which have been made over many years. Thus, the biochemistry, molecular biology and structure function relationships of these important pathogen enzymes are covered in detail. Written by leading researchers from Europe, Australia and North America, this book is essential reading for students and professionals interested in human medicine and infectious disease research"--Provided by publisher.
- Dynamic models and control of biological systems 2009SpringerBasic models -- Chemostat versus the lake -- Instability tendencies -- Self-regulation -- Wall growth -- Zones of no activation -- Influence of the control mechanisms -- Parameter estimation using dynamic optimization.
- Dynamics of the chemostat a bifurcation theory approach 2012CRCnetBASE1. Introduction to stability of bioreactors -- 2. Introduction to bioreactors models -- 3. Introduction to stability and bifurcation theory -- 4. The basic model of ideal chemostat -- 5. The chemostat with wall attachment -- 6. Pure and simple microbial competition -- 7. Stability of continuous recombinant DNA cultures -- 8. Biodegradation of mixed substrates -- 9. Predator-prey interactions -- 10. Ratio-dependent models -- 11. Models with product formation -- 12. Models with product formation : type II models -- 13. Models with product formation : type III models -- 14. Operability of nonideal bioreactors -- 15. Operability of prefermentation of cheese culture -- 16. Biodegradation of wastewater -- 17. Dynamics of activated sludge reactors -- 18. Complex dynamics in forced bioreactors.
- Dyneins structure, biology and disease. 1st ed. 2012ScienceDirectResearch on dyneins has a direct impact on human diseases, such as viruses and cancer. With an accompanying website showing over one hundred streaming videos of cell dynamic behavior for best comprehension of material, Dynein: Structure, Biology and Disease is the only reference covering the structure, biology and application of dynein research to human disease. From bench to bedside, Dynein: Structure, Biology and Disease offers research on fundamental cellular processes to researchers and clinicians across developmental biology, cell biology, molecular biology, biophysics, biomedicine, genetics and medicine. . Broad-based up-to-date resource for the dynein class of molecular motors . Chapters written by world experts in their topics . Numerous well-illustrated figures and tables included to complement the text, imparting comprehensive information on dynein composition, interactions, and other fundamental features.
- EBNA1 and Epstein-Barr virus associated tumours 2013SpringerIntroduction -- Roles of EBNA1 at EBV Episomes -- EBNA1-DNA Interactions -- EBNA1 Contributions to EBV-Associated Tumours -- Cellular Effects of EBNA1 -- Conclusion.
- ELISA guidebook. 2nd ed. 2009Springer Protocols
- This concise, high-yield title in the popular Integrated Review Series focuses on the core knowledge in immunology and microbiology while linking that information to related concepts from other basic science disciplines. Case-based questions at the end of each chapter enable you to gauge your mastery of the material, and a color-coded format allows you to quickly find the specific guidance you need. This concise and user-friendly reference provides crucial guidance for the early years of medical training and USMLE preparation. Effectively review for problem-based courses with the help of text boxes that help you clearly see the clinical relevance of the material.
- Emerging foodborne pathogens 2006CRCnetBASEpt. 1. Identifying emerging pathogens -- pt. 2. Individual pathogens.
- Encyclopedia of microbiology. 3rd ed. 2009ScienceDirectSubject Classification: -- Applied Microbiology: Agro/Food -- Applied Microbiology: Industrial -- Archaea -- Bacteria -- Cell Structure Chemical Composition -- Environmental Microbiology and Ecology -- Evolution and Systematics -- Fungi -- Genetics, Genomics -- History and Culture, (and Biographies) -- Mutualism and Commensalism -- Pathogenesis -- Physiology -- Protists -- Public Issues -- Techniques -- Viruses.
- Environmental and microbial relationships. 2nd ed. 2007Springer
- Environmental microbiology 2005ScienceDirectCultivation -- Physiological ecology -- Nucleic acid techniques.
- 1. Enzyme Activities and Microbiological and Biochemical Processes in Soil / Paolo Nannipieri, Ellen Kandeler, and Pacifico Ruggiero -- 2. Ecology of Microbial Enzymes in Lake Ecosystems / Ryszard Jan Chróst and Waldemar Siuda -- 3. Ecological Significance of Bacterial Enzymes in the Marine Environment / Hans-Georg Hoppe, Carol Arosti, and Gerhard F. Herndl -- 4. Enzymes and Microorganisms in the Rhizosphere / David C. Naseby and James M. Lynch -- 5. Enzymes in the Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis / José Manuel García-Garrido, Juan Antonio Ocampo, and Inmaculada García-Romera -- 6. Microbes and Enzymes Associated with Plant Surfaces / Alan P. Thompson and Mark J. Bailey -- 7. Microbial Enzymes in the Biocontrol of Plant Pathogens and Pests / Leonid Cherin and Ilan Chet -- 8. Microbiology and Enzymology of Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling / Robert L. Tate III -- 9. Enzyme and Microbial Dynamics of Litter Decomposition / Robert L. Sinsabaugh, Margaret M. Carreiro, and Sergio Alvarez -- 10. Fungal Communities, Succession, Enzymes, and Decomposition / Annelise H. Kjøller and Sten Struwe -- 11. Enzyme Adsorption on Soil Mineral Surfaces and Consequences for the Catalytic Activity / Hervé Quiquampoix, Sylvie Servagent-Noinville, and Marie-Hélène Baron -- 12. Microbes and Enzymes in Biofilms / Jana Jass, Sara K. Roberts, and Hilary M. Lappin-Scott -- 13. Search for and Discovery of Microbial Enzymes from Thermally Extreme Environments in the Ocean / Jody W. Deming and John A. Baross -- 14. Molecular Methods for Assessing and Manipulating the Diversity of Microbial Populations and Processes / Søren J. Sørensen, Julia R. de Lipthay, Anne Kirstine Müller, Tamar Barkay, Lars H. Hansen, and Lasse Dam Rasmussen -- 15. Bioindicators and Sensors of Soil Health and the Application of Geostatistics / Ken Killham and William J. Staddon -- 16. Hydrolytic Enzyme Activities to Assess Soil Degradation and Recovery / Tom W. Speir and Des J. Ross -- 17. Enzymatic Responses to Pollution in Sediments and Aquatic Systems / Sabine Kuhbier, Hans-Joachim Lorch, and Johannes C.G. Ottow -- 18. Microbial Dehalogenation Reactions in Microorganisms / Lee A. Beaudette, William J. Staddon, Michael B. Cassidy, Marc Habash, Hung Lee, and Jack T. Trevors -- 19. Isolated Enzymes for the Transformation and Det6xification of Organic Pollutants / Liliana Gianfreda and Jean-Marc Bollag -- 20. Enzyme-Mediated Transformations of Heavy Metals/Metalloids: Applications in Bioremediation / Robert S. Dungan and William T. Frankenberger, Jr. -- 21. Enzymes in Soil: Research and Developments in Measuring Activities / M. Ali Tabatabai and Warren A. Dick.
- Escherichia coli virulence mechanisms of a versatile pathogen 2002ScienceDirectThe genomes of Escherichia coli K-12 and pathogenic E. coli / Nicole T. Perna, Jeremy D. Glasner, Valerie Burland and Guy Plunkett III -- Evolution of pathogenic Escherichia coli / James R. Johnson -- Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli / T. Eric Blank, Jean-Philippe Nougayrède and Michael S. Donnenberg -- Enterohemorrhagic and other shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli / Cheleste M. Thorpe, Jennifer M. Ritchie and David W.K. Acheson -- Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli / Eric A. Elsinghorst -- Enteroaggregative and diffusely adherent Escherichia coli / James P. Nataro and Theodore Steiner -- Shigella and enteroinvasive Escherichia coli : paradigms for pathogen evolution and host-parasite interactions / William A. Day and Anthony T. Maurelli -- Uropathogenic Escherichia coli / Farah Bahrani-Mougeot, Nereus W. Gunther IV, Michael S. Donnenberg and Harry L.T. Mobley -- Meningitis-associated Escherichia coli / Kwang Sik Kim -- Adhesive pili of the Chaperone-Usher family / James G. Bann, Karen W. Dodson, Carl Frieden and Scott J. Hultgren -- Type IV pili / W. Schreiber and Michael S. Donnenberg -- The LEE-encoded Type III secretion system in EPEC and EHEC : assembly, function, and regulation / J. Adam Crawford, T. Eric Blank and James B. Kaper -- Hemolysin / Vassilis Koronakis and Colin Hughes -- Capsule and lipopolysaccharide / Thomas A. Russo.
- Essentials of clinical mycology. 2nd ed. 2011Springer"Clinical Mycology" offers a comprehensive review of this discipline. Organized by types of fungi, this volume covers microbiologic, epidemiologic and demographic aspects of fungal infections as well as diagnostic, clinical, therapeutic, and preventive approaches. Special patient populations are also detailed.
- Extremophiles. 1st ed. 2007ScienceDirect
- This volume presents recent developments in the novel drug development and potential of extremophilic cyanobacteria. It discusses how these tiny organism originated, produce oxygen that leads to evolution of life on the earth, how their survival strategies in extreme climatic conditions lead to diverse metabolic pathways, and the opportunity to use them to develop novel drugs. The book is comprised of five chapters, starting with the origin of cyanobacteria, their survival strategies under extreme conditions, and their capabilities to change metabolic activities.The second chapter explores the different metabolic pathways found in cyanobacteria and examines advances in this field and recent techniques like MALDI-TOF imaging and metagenomics tools as well as in silico techniques for rapid screening of secondary metabolites. Further chapters cover the glycomics of cyanobacteria, anticancer drug development, and some issues and challenges of using cyanobacteria to develop drugs. Extremophilic Cyanobacteria For Novel Drug Development provides insight into future perspectives in drug development and is a key resource for students, researchers and professionals in pharmacy, medicinal chemistry, pharmacognosy biotechnology, biology, and academics.
- Fas signaling 2006SpringerFasL and Fas: typical members of the TNF ligand and receptor family / Anja Krippner-Heidenreich and Peter Scheurich -- FasL-independent activation of Fas / Faustino Mollinedo and Consuelo Gajate -- Role of ceramide in CD95 signaling / Volker Teichgräber, Gabriele Hessler and Erich Gulbins -- Regulation of Fas signaling by FLIP proteins / Margot Thome -- Fas-induced necrosis / Tom Vanden Berghe ... [et al.] -- Fas - more than an apoptosis inducer / Harald Wajant -- Retrograde Fas ligand signaling -- FasL and Fas in liver homeostasis and hepatic injuries -- Fas-activation, development and homeostasis of T cells / Georg Häcker -- The FasL-Fas system in disease and therapy -- Tools for activation and neutralization of Fas signaling.
- Fc receptors 2014SpringerThis volume provides a state-of-the-art update on Fc Receptors (FcRs). It is divided into five parts. Part I, Old and New FcRs, deals with the long-sought-after Fc[micro]R and the recently discovered FCRL family and TRIM21. Part II, FcR Signaling, presents a computational model of Fc[epsilon]RI signaling, novel calcium channels, and the lipid phosphatase SHIP1. Part III, FcR Biology, addresses major physiological functions of FcRs, their glycosylation, how they induce and regulate both adaptive immune responses and inflammation, especially in vivo, FcR humanized mice, and the multifaceted properties of FcRn. Part IV, FcRs and Disease, discusses FcR polymorphism, FcRs in rheumatoid arthritis and whether their FcRs make macaques good models for studying HIV infection. In Part V, FcRs and Therapeutic Antibodies, the roles of various FcRs, including FcgRIIB and FcbRI, in the immunotherapy of cancer and autoimmune diseases using monoclonal antibodies and IVIg are highlighted. All 18 chapters were written by respected experts in their fields, offering an invaluable reference source for scientists and clinicians interested in FcRs and how to better master antibodies for therapeutic purposes.
- pt. 1. Factors that influence interactions between foodborne pathogenic agents and consumers -- pt. 2. Human host factors that influence foodborne disease -- pt. 3. Agent factors of pathogenicity and virulence that influence foodborne disease.
- Food microbiology protocols 2001Springer Protocols
- Food mycology a multifaceted approach to fungi and food 2007CRCnetBASE
- Food spoilage microorganisms 2006CRCnetBASEpt. 1. Detection and analysis of food spoilage -- pt. 2. Managing food spoilage -- pt. 3. Spoilage yeasts -- pt. 4. Spoilage moulds -- pt. 5. Spoilage bacteria.
- Food-borne pathogens methods and protocols 2006Springer ProtocolsDetection of hemolysins in Aeromonas spp. isolates from food sources / Rosabel Falcón ... [et al.] -- Detection and purification of Bacillus cereus enterotoxins / Toril Lindbäck and Per Einar Granum -- Campylobacter / Rachel Gorman and Catherine C. Adley -- Detection of Clostridium botulinum by multiplex PCR in foods and feces / Miia Lindström, Mari Nevas, and Hannu Korkeala -- Multiplex PCR for the specific identification of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli strains in the O157:H7 complex / Peter C.H. Feng and Steven R. Monday -- Pulsenet's step-by-step laboratory protocol for molecular subtyping of Listeria monocytogenes by macrorestriction and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis / Lewis M. Graves and Balasubramanian Swaminathan -- Plesiomonas shigelloides / Ivan Ciznar ... [et al.] -- Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis as a molecular technique in Salmonella epidemiological studies / Rachel Gorman and Catherine C. Adley -- Kits for the detection of food poisoning toxins produced by Bacillus cereus and Staphylococcus aureus / Moira M. Brett -- Microbiological and molecular methods to identify and characterize toxigenic Vibrio cholerae from food samples / Keya De, Ranjan K. Nandy, and G. Balakrish Nair -- HPLC measurement of aflatoxin B1 and metabolites in isolated rat hepatocytes / Jennifer Colford -- Detection of noroviruses of genogroups I and II in drinking water by real-time one-step rRT-PCR / Christian M. Beuret -- Detection of enteroviruses / Miguel-Angel Jiménez-Clavero ... [et al.] -- Detection of hepatitis A virus and rotavirus using nucleic acid sequence-based amplification / Julie Jean and Ismaïl Fliss -- Isolation and characterization of cathepsin-L1 protease from Fasciola hepatica excretory/secretory products for the serodiagnosis of human fasciolosis / Sandra O'Neill, Grace Mulcahy, and John Dalton -- Molecular biology methods for detection and identification of Cryptososporidium species in feces, water and shellfish / C.J.P. Lowery ... [et al.] -- Molecular identification of nematode worms from seafood (Anisakis spp. and Pseudoterranova spp.) and meat (Trichinella spp.) / Giuseppe La Rosa, Stefano D'Amelio, and Eduardo Pozio -- Approaches to developing quantitative risk assessment models / Enda J. Cummins -- A review of surveillance networks of food-borne diseases / Camelia Molnar, Rita Wels, and Catherine C. Adley.
- Foodborne diseases 2007SpringerEscherichia coli / Jianghong Meng and Carl M. Schroeder -- Listeria / Franz Allerberger -- Clostridium botulinum and Clostridium perfringens / Jim McLauchlin and Kathie A. Grant -- Yersinia enterocolitica and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis / Maria Fredriksson-Ahomaa -- Foodborne pathogenic vibrios / T. Ramamurthy and G. Balakrish Nair -- Enterococcus and its association with foodborne illness / Simona F. Oprea and Marcus J. Zervos -- Foodborne viral hepatitis / Hazel Appleton ... [et al.] -- Gastroenteric virus / Miren Iturriza-Gómara, Chris I. Gallimore, and Jim Gray -- Cryptosporidium / Huw V. Smith -- Toxoplasma gondii / Dolores E. Hill ... [et al.] -- Aflatoxins : background, toxicology, and molecular biology / Joan W. Bennett, S. Kale, and Jiujiang Yu -- Scombroid fish poisoning / Elijah W. Stommel -- Pathogen control in meat and poultry production: implementing the USDA food safety and inspection service's hazard analysis and critical control point system / Moshe S. Dreyfuss ... [et al.] -- Use of antimicrobials in food animal production / Frank M. Aaestrup and Lars B. Jensen -- Alternatives to antimicrobials* / Toni L. Poole, Todd R. Callaway, and David J. Nisbet -- Microbial risk assessment / Carl M. Schroeder -- Food irradiation and other sanitation procedures / Donald W. Thayer -- Molecular techniques of detection and discrimination of foodborne pathogens and their toxins / Steven L. Foley and Kathie A. Grant -- Future directions in food safety* / Ross C. Beier and Suresh D. Pillai.
- Function and control of the Spx-family of proteins within the bacterial stress response 2013SpringerThis SpringerBrief on Spx reviews the investigations that led to the discovery of Spx and its orthologs and ties together the results of various studies that have explored the function and control of spx in Gram-positive organisms. Spx of Bacillus subtilis has been extensively studied, but very little has been published about it. This book incorporates a number of studies that have been conducted in other Gram positive bacteria, which examined the role of Spx orthologs in stress response, bacterial development and virulence. The book contains an overview that will introduce the protein and its orthologous forms, its association with RNA polymerase, the species of Gram-positive bacteria in which it is found, and the conditions in which it is abundant and active. Spx is a member of a large group of proteins belonging to the ArsC/Spx protein family, so the review touches upon the bioinformatic support for the protein family composition and its meaning with regard to protein structure/function.
- Functional microbial genomics 2002ScienceDirect
- Preface -- 1. Introduction; O.C.G. Adan, R.A. Samson -- 2. Water relations of fungi in indoor environments; O.C.G. Adan et al -- 3. Fungal growth and humidity fluctuations: a toy model; H.P. Huinink, O.C.G. Adan -- 4. The fungal cell; J. Dijksterhuis -- 5. Ecology and general characteristics of indoor fungi; R.A. Samson -- 6. Characteristics and identification of indoor wood-decaying basidiomycetes; O. Schmidt, T. Huckfeldt -- 7. Health effects from mold and dampness in housing in western societies: early epidemiology studies and barriers to further progress; J.D. Miller -- 8. Aerosolized fungal fragments; B.J. Green et al -- 9. Mycotoxins on building materials; K.F. Nielsen, J.C. Frisvad -- 10. WHO guidelines for indoor air quality: dampness and mold; O.O. Hänninen -- 11. Moisture content measurement; B.J.F. Erich, L. Pel -- 12. The fungal resistance of interior finishing materials; O.C.G. Adan -- 13. Detection of indoor fungi bioaerosols; J.A. Scott et al -- 14. Mold remediation in North American buildings; P.R. Morey -- 15. Mold remediation in West-European buildings; T. Warscheid -- 16. Protection of wood; M.F. Sailer, W.J. Homan -- 17. Coating and surface treatment of wood; H. Viitanen, A.-C. Ritschkoff -- 18. Recommendations; O.C.G. Adan, R.A. Samson -- Contributors -- Index.
- Fungal allergy and pathogenicity 2002Karger
- Fungal associations. 2nd ed. 2012SpringerThis new edition of Fungal Associations focuses on mycorrhizas, lichens and fungal-bacterial symbioses. It has been completely revised, updated and expanded. Renowned experts present thorough reviews and discuss the most recent findings on molecular interactions between fungi and plants or bacteria that lead to morphological alterations and novel properties in the symbionts. New insights into the beneficial impact of fungal associations on ecosystem health are provided and documented with striking examples.
- Fungal genomics 2006Springer
- Genetics of bacteria 2013SpringerDescribed as the earliest, simplest life forms, with unlimited metabolic versatility, bacteria are ideally suited to answer some very fundamental questions on life and its processes. They have been employed in almost all fields of biological studies, including Genetics. The whole edifice of science of Genetics centers around three processes: the generation, expression, and transmission of biological variation, and bacteria offer immediate advantages in studying all the three aspects of heredity. Being haploid and structurally simple, it becomes easy to isolate mutations of various kinds and relate them to a function. The availability of such mutants and their detailed genetic and biochemical analyses lead to a gamut of information on gene expression and its regulation. While studying the transmission of biological variation, it is clear that unlike their eukaryotic counterpart, a more genetic approach needs to be employed. Transmission of genetic information in most eukaryotic organisms rests on sexual reproduction that allows the generation of genetically variable offspring through the process of gene recombination. Even though bacteria show an apparent preference for asexual reproduction, they too have evolved mechanisms to trade their genetic material. In fact, bacteria not only could acquire many genes from close relatives, but also from entirely distant members through the process of horizontal gene transfer. Their success story of long evolutionary existence will stand testimony to these mechanisms. While teaching a course on Microbial Genetics to the post-graduate students at Delhi University, it was realized that a book devoted to bacterial genetics may be very handy to the students, researchers, and teachers alike. A strong foundation in genetics also helps in comprehending more modern concepts of molecular biology and recombinant DNA technology, always a favorite with the students and researchers. Planning the format of the book, emphasis has been laid on the generation and transmission of biological variability. The omission of expression part is indeed intentional because lots of information is available on this aspect in any modern biology book. The contents are spread over seven chapters and the text is supported with figures/tables wherever possible. The endeavor has been to induce the readers to appreciate the strength of bacterial genetics and realize the contribution of these tiny organisms to the growth of biological sciences as a whole and genetics in particular.
- Genus Yersinia from genomics to function 2007Springer"The 9th International Symposium on Yersinia was held in Lexington, Kentucky, USA on October 10-14, 2006. Over 250 Yersinia researchers from 18 countries gathered to present and discuss their research. In addition to 37 oral presentations, there were 150 poster presentations. This Symposium volume is based on selected presentations from the meeting and contains both reviews and research articles. It is divided into six topic areas: 1) genomics; 2) structure and metabolism; 3) regulatory mechanisms; 4) pathogenesis and host interactions; 5) molecular epidemiology and detection; and 6) vaccine and antimicrobial therapy development. Consequently, this volume covers a wide range of current research areas in the Yersinia field."--Preface.
- Geomicrobiology. 4th ed., rev. and expanded. 2002CRCnetBASE
- GI microbiota and regulation of the immune system 2008SpringerOverview of gut immunology / Katie Lynn Mason ... [et al.] -- The commensal microbiology of the gastrointestinal tract / Janet M. Manson, Marcus Rauch and Michael S. Gilmore -- Overview of the gastrointestinal microbiota / -- Vincent B. Young and Thomas M. Schmidt -- Effects of microbiota on GI health : -- Gnotobiotic research / Robert Doug Wagner -- Positive interactions with the microbiota : probiotics / Marko Kalliomøki, Seppo Salminen and Erika Isolauri -- Negative interactions with the microbiota : IBD / Nita H. Salzman and Charles L. Bevins -- Diet, immunity, and functional foods / Lesley Hoyles and Jelena Vulevic -- Host : microbe communication within the GI tract / Christopher A. Allen and Alfredo G. Torres -- Host : microbe symbiosis : the squid, vibrio association : a naturally occurring, experimental model of animal/bacterial partnerships / Margaret McFall-Ngai -- The "microflora hypothesis" of allergic disease / Andrew Shreiner, Gary B. Huffnagle and Mairi C. Noverr -- The damage : response framework of microbial pathogenesis and infectious diseases / Liise-anne Pirofski and Arturo Casadevall.
- Growth, differentiation and sexuality. 2nd ed. 2006Springer
- Handbook of culture media for food microbiology. 2nd ed. 2003ScienceDirect
- Handbook of fermented functional foods 2003CRCnetBASE
- Handbook of food spoilage yeasts. 2nd ed. 2008CRCnetBASE
- "Preface Almost 1,800 media are described in the Handbook of Media for Clinical and Public Health Microbiology, including newly described media for the cultivation of emerging pathogens. Diseases caused by emerging pathogens that are responsible for increased rates of morbidity and mortality rates, such as Escherichia coli O157:H7, methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE), and carbapenem resistant enterococci (CRE) have raised special concerns and various media included in the Handbook have been designed for the specific cultivation and identification of these pathogens. Many of the new media included in the Handbook of Media for Clinical and Public Health Microbiology permit the cultivation of bacteria, fungi, and viruses that are currently causing major medical problems around the world. These media are very important for the rapid detection of pathogenic microorganisms and the diagnosis of individuals with specific infectious diseases adn for preventing the spread of pathogens via food, water, and environmental sources. Several of the new media described in the Handbook of Media for Clinical and Public Health Microbiology include chromogenic or fluorogenic substrates that permit the rapid detection of specific pathogens. An important function of the Handbook of Media for Clinical and Public Health Microbiology is to provide descriptions of the media that are used to cultivate and identify microorganisms from clinical specimens and those of public health significance. The Handbook provides a compilation of the formulations, methods of preparation, and applications for media used in clinical and public health microbiology laboratories"--Provided by publisher.
- Handbook of media for clinical microbiology. 2nd ed. 2006CRCnetBASE
- Handbook of media for environmental microbiology. 2nd ed. 2005CRCnetBASE
- Handbook of prebiotics 2008CRCnetBASEEndocrinology of the gastro-intestinal tract and modulation of satiety: specific focus on glucagon like peptide-1 / R. Burcelin & P.D. Cani -- Prebiotics and modulation of gastrointestinal peptides / P.D. Cani, R. Burcelin & C. Knauf -- Designing studies and rodent models for studying prebiotics for colorectal cancer prevention / N.J. Emenaker & J.A. Milner -- Colorectal cancer prevention: the role of prebiotics / A. Umar, N.J. Emenaker & J.A. Milner -- Prebiotics and reduction of risk of carcinogenesis: review of experimental and human data / A. Klinder, M. Glei & B.L. Pool-Zobel -- Prebiotics and cancer therapy / H.S. Taper & M.B. Roberfroid -- Pathophysiology of inflammatory bowel diseases / F.Hoentjen & L. A. Dieleman -- Prebiotics in inflammatory bowel diseases / F. Guarner -- Prebiotics and infant nutrition / Y. Vandenplas ... [et al.] -- Prebiotics and nutrition in the elderly: the concept of healthy aging / I.R. Rowland & C. Gill -- Prebiotics and animal nutrition / J. Van Loo -- Food applications of prebiotics / A. Franck -- Prebiotics and food safety / G. Pascal -- Concluding remarks / G.R Gibson & M.B. Roberfroid. General introduction: prebiotics in nutrition / M.B Roberfroid -- Gastrointestinal microflora and interactions with gut mucosa / A.L. Wells, D.M.A. Saulnier, and G.R. Gibson -- Prebiotics: concept: definition, criteria, methodologies, and products / M.B. Roberfroid -- The prebiotic effect: review of experimental and human data / S. Kolida and G.R.Gibson -- Effects of prebiotics on mineral absorption: mechanisms of action / I.J. Griffin & S.A. Abrams -- Prebiotics and the absorption of minerals, a review of experimental and human data / K.M. Hawthorne & S.A. Abrams -- Immune functions and mechanisms in the gastrointestinal tract / A. Dubert-Ferrandon, D.S. Newburg & W.A. Walker -- Prebiotics and the immune system: review of experimental and human data / S. Seifert & B. Watzl -- Triacylglycerols and cholesterol metabolism / M.Beylot, F. Forcheron & D. Letexier -- Prebiotics and lipid metabolism: review of experimental and human data / N.M. Delzenne & A.M. Neyrinck --
- Handbook of secondary fungal metabolites 2003ScienceDirect
- Handbook of water and wastewater microbiology 2003ScienceDirect
- Handbook on clostridia 2005CRCnetBASE
- Introduction: Nipah Virus--Discovery and Origin / Kaw Bing Chua -- Ecological Aspects of Hendra Virus / Hume Field, Gary Crameri, Nina Yu-Hsin Kung and Lin-Fa Wang -- Epidemiology of Henipavirus Disease in Humans / Stephen P. Luby and Emily S. Gurley -- Molecular Virology of the Henipaviruses / Paul A. Rota and Michael K. Lo -- Henipavirus Receptor Usage and Tropism / Olivier Pernet, Yao E Wang and Benhur Lee -- Henipavirus Membrane Fusion and Viral Entry / Hector C. Aguilar and Ronald M. Iorio -- Clinical and Pathological Manifestations of Human Henipavirus Infection / K. T. Wong and C. T. Tan -- Henipaviruses in Their Natural Animal Hosts / D. J. Middleton and H. M. Weingartl -- Nipah and Hendra Virus Interactions with the Innate Immune System / Christopher F. Basler -- Animal Challenge Models of Henipavirus Infection and Pathogenesis / Thomas W. Geisbert, Heinz Feldmann and Christopher C. Broder -- Diagnosis of Henipavirus Infection: Current Capabilities and Future Directions / Lin-Fa Wang and Peter Daniels -- Immunization Strategies Against Henipaviruses / Christopher C. Broder, Thomas W. Geisbert, Kai Xu, Dimitar B. Nikolov and Lin-Fa Wang, et al.
- Hepatitis C virus (HCV), a major causative agent of chronic liver disease, is spread throughout the world and around 170 million people are persistently infected. In this volume, world-leading experts in the field of HCV research have compiled the most recent scientific advances to provide a comprehensive and very timely overview of the various facets of HCV. The book starts with a discussion of the possible origin of HCV and its spread among the human population. The focus of the subsequent chapters is on available cell culture and in vivo models before shifting to the molecular and cellular principles underlying the viral replication cycle. These chapters are complemented by insightful descriptions of the innate and adaptive immune responses to HCV as well as the virus-associated pathogenesis. Finally, the development of antiviral therapies, which is closely linked with progress in basic research, and the implementation of those therapies into present and future daily clinical practice are highlighted.
- Hippo signaling pathway and cancer 2013SpringerThe Hippo signaling pathway is rapidly gaining recognition as an important player in organ size control and tumorgenesis. This volume presents virtually all aspects of tumor biology because members of the Hippo Pathway have been associated with numerous well-established cell signaling pathways, just to name a few; Rho, Wnt, TGFbeta and p53. Hippo signaling is not solely involved in regulating "classic" tumor characteristics such as cell proliferation, survival and growth, but is also diversely involved in cell-autonomous and non-cell-autonomous differentiation, migration and organ size control. With the multitude of signaling events mediated by the Hippo pathway and the vastly different functions that it plays, it is evident that these tumor suppressors are unique governors of cellular homeostasis. This timely volume gathers wide-ranging and burgeoning information on the Hippo pathway and its role in cancer into an accessible format of a single book.With the multitude of signaling events mediated by the Hippo pathway and the vastly different functions that it plays, it is evident that these tumor suppressors are unique governors of cellular homeostasis. This timely volume gathers wide-ranging and burgeoning information on the Hippo pathway and its role in cancer into an accessible format of a single book.
- Host-pathogen interactions in streptococcal diseases 2013SpringerStreptococci are Gram-positive bacteria that cause a wide spectrum of diseases, such as pharyngitis, necrotizing fasciitis and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, as well as rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease as sequelae. Antibiotics alone have not been able to control the disease and in spite of many efforts an effective vaccine is not yet available. A prerequisite for novel and successful strategies for combating these bacteria is a complete understanding of the highly complex pathogenic mechanisms involved, which are analyzed in this volume. In ten chapters, prominent authors cover various aspects including streptococcal diseases and global burden, epidemiology, adaptation and transmission, and molecular mechanisms of different diseases, as well as sequelae, vaccine development and clinical management. This book will serve as a valuable reference work for scientists, students, clinicians and public health workers and provide new approaches to meeting the challenge of streptococcal diseases.
- Host-pathogen interactions methods and protocols 2008Springer Protocols
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