Bacterial Pathogens: Virulence Mechanisms, Diagnosis and Management


Aimee Boulanger (Editor)
Maison Blanc (Editor)

Series: Bacteriology Research Developments, Allergies and Infectious Diseases
BISAC: SCI006000

Although the vast majority of bacteria are harmless or beneficial, quite a few bacteria are pathogenic. Pathogenic bacteria are only pathogenic under certain conditions, such as a wound that allows for entry into the blood, or a decrease in immune function. In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the virulence mechnisms, diagnosis and management of bacterial pathogens. Topics discussed include Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) in our environment; phage therapy in the treatment of bacterial infections; P. mirabilis virulence factor associated with urinary tract infections; efflux pumps for the multi-drug resistant phenotypes of bacterial pathogens; and the role of HtrA as a chaperone and protease in bacterial pathogenesis. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Pseudomonas aeruginosa: A Model Pathogen with Multiple Virulence Factors for the Study of Innate Immune Defense in Lung
(Delphyne Descamps, Jean-Michel Sallenave, Bénédicte Manoury, INSERM, Paris, France, and others)

Applications of Bacteriophages for the Control of Veterinary Pathogens
(Maria E. Prado, Dhritiman Ghosh, Steven Ripp, Department of Animal Science, Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science, and The Center for Environmental Biotechnology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA)

Adhesion Mediated by Fimbriae: A Relevant Property of Proteus Mirabilis Virulence
(Pablo Scavone, Pablo Zunino, Department of Microbiology, Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable, Montevideo, Uruguay)

Genetic Regulation, Physiology, Assessment and Inhibition of Efflux Pumps Responsible for Multi-Drug Resistant Phenotypes of Bacterial Pathogens
(L. Amaral, S. Fanning, G. Spengler, L. Rodrigues, C. Iversen, M. Martins, A. Martins, M. Viveiros, I. Couto, Unit of Mycobacteriology and UPMM, Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (IHMT/UNL), Lisboa, Portugal, and others)*

The Role of HtrA as a Chaperone and Protease in Bacterial Pathogenesis
(James Marsh, Sarine Gloeckl, Joel Tyndall, Wilhelmina M. Huston, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, QLD, Australia, and others)*



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