Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology

Clostridium difficile

Editors: Aktories, Klaus, Wilkins, T.D. (Eds.)

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Clostridium difficile has been recognized as the cause of a broad spectrum of enteric disease ranging from mild antibiotic-associated diarrhea to pseudomembranous colitis. This volume gives new insights into the microbiology, diagnostics and epidemiology of Clostridium difficile and describes recent strategies in treatment of diseases caused by this agent. Main parts of the volume are devoted to Clostridium difficile toxins A and B which are the major virulence factors. The molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology and cell biology of these toxins which are the prototypes of a new family of large clostridial cytotoxins is described in great detail. Clostridium difficile toxins act as glucosyltransferases to inactivate small GTP-binding proteins of the Rho family which are involved in regulation of the actin cytoskeleton, cell adhesion and various signaling processes.

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Clostridium difficile
Editors
  • Klaus Aktories
  • T.D. Wilkins
Series Title
Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
Series Volume
250
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-06272-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-06272-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-67291-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08668-7
Series ISSN
0070-217X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 150
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