Book 2014

Corynebacterium diphtheriae and Related Toxigenic Species

Genomics, Pathogenicity and Applications


ISBN: 978-94-007-7623-4 (Print) 978-94-007-7624-1 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-14

    Diphtheria and its Etiological Agents

  3. Chapter

    Pages 15-37

    Corynebacterium diphtheriae, Corynebacterium ulcerans and Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis—General Aspects

  4. Chapter

    Pages 39-65

    Comparative Genomics and Pathogenicity Islands of Corynebacterium diphtheriae, Corynebacterium ulcerans, and Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis

  5. Chapter

    Pages 67-81

    Corynephages: Infections of the Infectors

  6. Chapter

    Pages 83-94

    Toxin Structure, Delivery and Action

  7. Chapter

    Pages 95-121

    Iron Acquisition and Iron-Dependent Gene Expression in Corynebacterium diphtheriae

  8. Chapter

    Pages 123-141

    Assembly and Function of Corynebacterium diphtheriae Pili

  9. Chapter

    Pages 143-170

    Toxigenic Corynebacteria: Adhesion, Invasion and Host Response

  10. Chapter

    Pages 171-205

    Detection Methods for Laboratory Diagnosis of Diphtheria

  11. Chapter

    Pages 207-224

    Diphtheria Surveillance

  12. Chapter

    Pages 225-238

    History of Diphtheria Vaccine Development

  13. Chapter

    Pages 239-246

    Antimicrobial Susceptibility and Treatment

  14. Chapter

    Pages 247-262

    Sialidases of Corynebacteria and their Biotechnological Applications

  15. Chapter

    Pages 263-276

    Molecular Genetic Tools for Research in Corynebacterium diphtheriae

  16. Chapter

    Pages 277-290

    Diphtheria Toxin Based Molecules as Therapeutic Approaches

  17. Back Matter

    Pages 291-293