Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Bacterial Adhesion

Chemistry, Biology and Physics

Editors: Linke, Dirk, Goldman, Adrian (Eds.)

  • Includes methods from such diverse fields as microbiology, structural biology, biophysics and biochemistry
  • Has additional color figures in the online (PDF) version
  • Displays the principles of bacterial adhesion over a broad range of medically relevant species
  • Provides a broad overview of adhesion from multiple perspectives, ranging from biophysics to medical applications
  • Useful for clinical researchers who want to gain a broad understanding of the science behind nosocomial infections
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About this book

Adhesion plays a major role in the bacterial lifestyle. Bacteria can adhere to organic and inorganic surfaces, to each other, and of course to host cells during pathogenesis.

The focus of this book is: how are such adhesion phenomena best studied? Microbial genetics experiments have greatly enhanced our knowledge of what bacterial factors are involved in adhesion. For numerous reasons, though, biochemical and structural biology knowledge of the molecular interactions involved in adhesion are limited. One major problem has been a lack of interdisciplinary research and understanding in the field. On the one hand, the microbiologists lack detailed knowledge of the biophysical possibilities and have limited access to the frequently expensive instrumentation involved while on the other hand, the experts in these methods frequently do not have access to the biological materials, nor do they necessarily understand the biological questions to be answered. The purpose of this book is thus to overcome this gap in communication between researchers in biology, chemistry and physics and to display the many ways and means to investigate bacterial adhesion. We hope to stimulate new and ground-breaking research.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Adhesins of Human Pathogens from the Genus Yersinia

    Leo, Jack C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Adhesive Mechanisms of Salmonella enterica

    Wagner, Carolin (et al.)

    Pages 17-34

  • Adhesion Mechanisms of Borrelia burgdorferi

    Antonara, Styliani (et al.)

    Pages 35-49

  • Adhesins of Bartonella spp.

    O’Rourke, Fiona (et al.)

    Pages 51-70

  • Adhesion Mechanisms of Plant-Pathogenic Xanthomonadaceae

    Mhedbi-Hajri, Nadia (et al.)

    Pages 71-89

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eBook $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-0940-9
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3605-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bacterial Adhesion
Book Subtitle
Chemistry, Biology and Physics
Editors
  • Dirk Linke
  • Adrian Goldman
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
715
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0940-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0940-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0939-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3605-4
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 374
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