F.E.M.S. Symposium Series

Microbial Surface Components and Toxins in Relation to Pathogenesis

Editors: Ron, Eliora Z., Rottem, Shlomo (Eds.)

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The meeting on "Microbial Surface Components and Toxins in Relation to Pathogenesis" was held on May 15-19, 1989, in the Mitzpe Rachel guesthouse of Kibbutz Ramat Rachel in Israel. Four major topics formed the basis for the meeting: adhesion and colonization; cell invasion and intracellular multipli­ cation; evasion of host defenses; toxins and systemic effects. The presentations clearly show that our understanding of the pathology, pathogenesis and bacteria-host cell inter-action has greatly advanced over the last few years. The contributions to our knowledge on the biogenesis of adhesins and their molecular organization, as well as on the mechanism of adherence to infected target tissue by pathogenic bacteria, have been particularly impressive. significant progress has been made in defining the nature of pathogenic and cytotoxic factors produced by bacteria, and much has been learned about the biochemical and antigenic modifications occurring in diverse types of host cells upon infection. The discussions of poly­ saccharide capsules, bacterial endotoxins and secreted toxins illustrated the challenge and the possibilities for vaccine development.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Characterization and Surface Organization of E. Coli Adhesins

    Jann, Klaus (et al.)

    Pages 3-10

  • Binding of Enterobacterial Fimbria to Proteins of Basement Membranes and Connective Tissue — A Novel Function for Fimbriae

    Korhonen, Timo K. (et al.)

    Pages 11-21

  • P-Fimbriae: Molecular Aspects of their Structure and their Application as Carriers of Foreign Antigenic Determinants

    Die, Irma (et al.)

    Pages 23-30

  • Enteroaggregative Escherichia Coli, A New Diarrheal Agent

    Levine, Myron M. (et al.)

    Pages 31-36

  • Fimbriae of Human Enterotoxigenic Escherichia Coli and Control of their Expression

    Smyth, Cyril J. (et al.)

    Pages 37-53

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Microbial Surface Components and Toxins in Relation to Pathogenesis
Editors
  • Eliora Z. Ron
  • Shlomo Rottem
Series Title
F.E.M.S. Symposium Series
Series Volume
51
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Press, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-8995-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-8995-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-43908-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-8997-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 210
Number of Illustrations and Tables
48 b/w illustrations
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