SpringerBriefs in Microbiology

Outer Membrane Vesicles of Bacteria

Authors: Chatterjee, S.N., Chaudhuri, Keya

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This book provides a detailed account of the physico-chemical properties and biological functions of the outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) of different pathogenic and non-pathogenic Gram-negative bacteria. It also includes an authentic record of the first systematic study that discovered the mechanism of OMV formation by a pathogen, Vibrio cholerae, and proposed that the process represented a novel secretory activity of bacteria. Furthermore, the authors present clinical and laboratory data on the use of OMVs as immunogens, as effective and licensed vaccines against Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B infections and on the development of more effective vaccines against other human and animal pathogens including Vibrio cholerae. This volume thus bears witness to the emerging revolution in the field of vaccines against pathogens and closes with a discussion of open questions and future research on OMVs.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $54.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Outer Membrane Vesicles of Bacteria
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Microbiology
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-30526-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-30526-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-30525-2
Series ISSN
2191-5385
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 161
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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