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Bacterial Virulence Factors and Rho GTPases

  • Patrice Boquet
  • Emmanuel Lemichez

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 291)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. F. Niedergang, P. Chavrier
    Pages 43-60
  3. M. Deckert, C. Moon, S. Le Bras
    Pages 61-90
  4. K. Aktories, I. Just
    Pages 113-145
  5. M. Aepfelbacher, R. Zumbihl, J. Heesemann
    Pages 167-175
  6. P. Munro, E. Lemichez
    Pages 177-190
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 191-198

About this book

Introduction

Pathogenic bacteria for human and animals have developed sophisticated weapons, termed virulence factors, to ensure their replication and persistence into their hosts. The first role of these virulence factors is to loosen the host defenses against microorganisms represented by innate and adaptive immunities. Small GTPases of the Rho subfamily have been shown top play important functions in theses systems.

The authors of this volume present the synthesis on how the various host cellular Rho GTPases activities are manipulated by bacteria to fulfill their virulence.

Keywords

Cell-cell interactions Escherichia coli Pseudomonas aeruginosa Salmonella bacteria bacterial pathogens bacterial virulence factors helicobacter pylori protein pseudomonas toxin yersinia

Editors and affiliations

  • Patrice Boquet
    • 1
  • Emmanuel Lemichez
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of MedicineINSERM U627, IFR 50NiceFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-27511-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-23865-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-27511-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-217X
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