Prokaryotic Cell Wall Compounds

Structure and Biochemistry

Editors: König, Helmut, Claus, Harald, Varma, Ajit (Eds.)

  • Summarizes the current state of knowledge on the prokaryotic cell wall

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Microbial cell wall structures play a significant role in maintaining cells’ shape, as protecting layers against harmful agents, in cell adhesion and in positive and negative biological activities with host cells. All prokaryotes, whether they are bacteria or archaea, rely on their surface polymers for these multiple functions. Their surfaces serve as the indispensable primary interfaces between the cell and its surroundings, often mediating or catalyzing important interactions.

Prokaryotic Cell Wall Compounds summarizes the current state of knowledge on the prokaryotic cell wall. Topics concerning bacterial and archaeal polymeric cell wall structures, biological activities, growth and inhibition, cell wall interactions and the applications of cell wall components, especially in the field of nanobiotechnology, are presented.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • The Murein Sacculus

    Litzinger, Silke (et al.)

    Pages 3-52

  • Occurrence, Structure, Chemistry, Genetics, Morphogenesis, and Functions of S-Layers

    Messner, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 53-109

  • Bacterial Polysaccharide Capsules

    Corbett, David (et al.)

    Pages 111-132

  • Lipopolysaccharides

    Silipo, Alba (et al.)

    Pages 133-153

  • Structure, Biosynthesis, and Function of Teichoic Acids and Related Cell Wall Glycopolymers in the Gram-positive Cell Envelope

    Rautenberg, Maren (et al.)

    Pages 155-174

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Prokaryotic Cell Wall Compounds
Book Subtitle
Structure and Biochemistry
Editors
  • Helmut König
  • Harald Claus
  • Ajit Varma
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-05062-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-05062-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-05061-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42482-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 517
Topics