Infectious Agents and Pathogenesis

Legionella Pneumophila: Pathogenesis and Immunity

Editors: Hoffman, Paul, Friedman, Herman, Bendinelli, Mauro (Eds.)

  • Brings together all of the latest research on Legionella pneumophila, an emerging human pathogen
  • Interest in this area is rapidly growing
  • Edited by a long-term expert in the field of Legionella
  • Features the work of distinguished and internationally recognized leaders in the field who contribute chapters in their respective areas of expertise
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Legionella pneumophila is an emerging human pathogen that resides in natural environments as a parasite of freshwater. There have been new developments in this field including the publication of three whole genome sequences, the discovery of a developmental cycle and novel cyst-like highly infectious form, and the bacteria have been used as a probe for macrophage cellular function to unravel fundamental new knowledge in the area of cellular biology. Legionella has also become a model system for the study of innate as well as adaptive immunity. Information on Legionella continues to increase in the U.S. and abroad. Columbia University has started the first Legionella Genome Project with a multi-million dollar grant from the NIH. In addition, The European Working Group for Legionella infections was formed in 1986. Members are scientists with an interest in improving knowledge and information on the clinical and environmental aspects of legionnaires' disease through developments in diagnosis, management and treatment of the disease. The volume brings together all of the lastest research on this pathogen, the interest in which is rapidly growing.

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From the reviews:

"This small book … starts with information on the bacterial genome and ends with the review of an effective immune response to infection. This book will serve to update the scientific and medical community with information that will allow for the rapid detection and treatment of … infections. … The audience for this book includes clinicians, laboratory personnel, and scientists … . This compact reference full of good information … is easy to read and allows for quick retrieval of desired information." (Rebecca T. Horvat, Doody’s Review Service, August, 2008)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Legionella pneumophila Pathogenesis: Lessons Learned from Genomics

    Cazalet, Christel (et al.)

    Pages 1-31

  • Iron Assimilation and Type II Protein Secretion

    Cianciotto, Nicholas P.

    Pages 33-48

  • The Dot/Icm Type IVB Secretion System

    LeBlanc, Jason J. (et al.)

    Pages 49-63

  • Life Cycle, Growth Cycles and Developmental Cycle of Legionella pneumophila

    Garduño, Rafael A.

    Pages 65-84

  • Legionella in the Environment

    Fields, Barry S.

    Pages 85-94

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eBook $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-70896-6
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-4365-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Legionella Pneumophila: Pathogenesis and Immunity
Editors
  • Paul Hoffman
  • Herman Friedman
  • Mauro Bendinelli
Series Title
Infectious Agents and Pathogenesis
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-70896-6
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-70896-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-70895-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4365-1
Series ISSN
1075-1289
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 208
Topics