Intracellular Pathogens in Membrane Interactions and Vacuole BiogenesiseBook - 2003
Complex molecular mechanisms involving microbiology and immunology define the host-pathogen relationship. These mechanisms can be the basis for new drugs and vaccine design. This book provides information on the molecular interactions between host cell organelles and pathogens, which have developed strategies to survive within infected cells. Chapters are grouped into five sections: I. Endocytosis and phagocytosis. Collectively, the chapters of this section review basic knowledge regarding intracellular organelles are involved in membrane interactions with pathogen-containing vacuoles. II. Professional and non-professional phagocytes. Here the authors describe the major differences between the two host cell types, which can be infected by microorganisms. III. Maturation pathways of bacteria-containing vacuoles. Molecular interactions between vacuoles and intracellular organelles leading to the search of the Holy Grail, the replication niche, are described. IV. Host response. Host cells are able to react against intruders and eventually mount host responses. In these chapters the various types of host response mechanisms against intracellular intruders are reviewed. V. knowledge of bacteria-host cell interactions will be acquired fast enough to find the necessary tools for controlling microorganism development. This comprehensive book should appeal to scientists interested in cell biology, microbiology and immunology, as well as to clinically-oriented investigators concerned with infectious diseases.
Publisher: Georgetown, Tex. : Landes Bioscience, 2003
Characteristics: 301 pages : illustrations 24 cm
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