Entamoeba: Species, Classification and Biology

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Thomas L. Johnson (Editor)

Series: Parasites and Parasitic Diseases
BISAC: MED103000

Entamoeba: Species, Classification and Biology outlines the current knowledge about the global epidemiology, clinical manifestations, pathogenesis, available diagnostic tools and management of pathogenic Entamoeba species in humans.
The authors provide an overview of the various species belonging to the genus Entamoeba, including Entamoeba histolytica, Entamoeba dispar, Entamoeba gingivalis, Entamoeba coli, Entamoeba moshkovskii, Entamoeba invadens, Entamoeba polecki, Entamoeba hartmanni, Entamoeba suis, Entamoeba nuttalli, Entamoeba bangladeshi, Entamoeba struthionis and Entamoeba muris.
The general pathogenic factors of Entamoeba histolytica are described, particularly focusing on how these factors participate in establishing infection.
Additionally, an review of studies centered on the morphological, biochemical and genetic changes during programmed cell death of Entamoeba histolytica is provided.
Current knowledge on the identification, characterisation, structure, and function of the enzymes of serine biosynthesis is also summarized.

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Preface

Chapter 1. Pathogenic Intestinal Entamoeba Species in Humans: Epidemiology, Pathogenesis and Management
(Aradhana Singh and Tuhina Banerjee, Department of Microbiology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India)

Chapter 2. Pathogenic and Non-Pathogenic Species of Entamoeba
(Shadab Miyan Siddiqui, Abdul Roouf Bhat and Fareeda Athar, Department of Chemistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 3. Infection by Entamoeba Histolytica and Immunity against This Enteric Parasite
(Eileen Uribe-Querol and Carlos Rosales, División de Estudios de Posgrado e Investigación, Facultad de Odontología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 4. Programmed Cell Death (PCD) in Entamoeba histolytica
(María Olivia Medel Flores, MSc, José D’ Artagnan Villalba Magdaleno, PhD, María del Consuelo Gómez García, PhD, David Guillermo Pérez Ishiwara, PhD, Virginia Sánchez Monroy, PhD, Molecular Biomedical Laboratory, ENMYH Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Ciudad de México, México, and others)

Chapter 5. Structural and Functional Studies of Serine Biosynthetic Pathway Enzymes in E. histolytica
(Poonam Kumari, Pragyan Parimita Rath and Samudrala Gourinath, School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)

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