The Pathogenic Spirochetes: strategies for evasion of host immunity and persistence

Editors: Embers, Monica E. (Ed.)

  • ​Explores the spirochetes ability to survive in a healthy host
  • Addresses the various kinds of spirochetes
  • Studies both direct and indirect suppression of immune signals
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​This book explores the many mechanisms by which the most prevalent Spirochetal pathogens persist in a healthy immune-competent host.  Among them are the direct and indirect suppression of host immune signals, phase and antigenic variation, escaping recognition by host complement proteins, and seclusion into immune privileged sites.  We also explore antibiotic therapy for control of infection, a baffling topic that lends itself to exalted interpretation.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Treponema pallidum Dissemination; Facilitating Immune Evasion and Bacterial Persistence

    Houston, Simon (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Immunoseclusion and Chronic Infection by Borrelia burgdorferi

    Gilmore, Robert D.

    Pages 19-39

  • Treponema denticola: FhbB, Dentilisin, Complement Evasion and the Paradox of Factor H Cleavage

    McDowell, John V. (et al.)

    Pages 43-62

  • Borrelial Complement-Binding Proteins

    Kraiczy, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 63-88

  • Treponema pallidum Repeat (tpr) Genes and Antigenic Variation

    Giacani, Lorenzo (et al.)

    Pages 89-111

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eBook $169.00
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-5403-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $219.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9665-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Pathogenic Spirochetes: strategies for evasion of host immunity and persistence
Editors
  • Monica E. Embers
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5404-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5404-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5403-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9665-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 268
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