© 2008

Legionella pneumophila

Pathogenesis and Immunity


Part of the Infectious Diseases And Pathogenesis book series (IAPA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Christel Cazalet, Carmen Buchrieser
    Pages 1-31
  3. Nicholas P. Cianciotto
    Pages 33-48
  4. Jason J. LeBlanc, Joseph P. Vogel
    Pages 49-63
  5. Barry S. Fields
    Pages 85-94
  6. Rachel L. Edwards, Michele S. Swanson
    Pages 95-111
  7. Paul S. Hoffman
    Pages 113-131
  8. Thomas J. Marrie
    Pages 133-150
  9. Paul Hoffman, Herman Friedman, Mauro Bendinelli
    Pages 151-171
  10. James Rogers, Amal Hakki, Herman Friedman
    Pages 173-183
  11. Maélle Molmeret, Marina Santic, Yousef Abu Kwaik
    Pages 185-202
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 203-207

About this book


Legionella pneumophila is an emerging human pathogen that resides in natural environments as a parasite of freshwater. There have been new developments in this field including the publication of three whole genome sequences, the discovery of a developmental cycle and novel cyst-like highly infectious form, and the bacteria have been used as a probe for macrophage cellular function to unravel fundamental new knowledge in the area of cellular biology. Legionella has also become a model system for the study of innate as well as adaptive immunity. Information on Legionella continues to increase in the U.S. and abroad. Columbia University has started the first Legionella Genome Project with a multi-million dollar grant from the NIH. In addition, The European Working Group for Legionella infections was formed in 1986. Members are scientists with an interest in improving knowledge and information on the clinical and environmental aspects of legionnaires' disease through developments in diagnosis, management and treatment of the disease. The volume brings together all of the lastest research on this pathogen, the interest in which is rapidly growing.


Atmen bacteria infection infections infectious physiology protein

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Microbiology Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International HealthUVA Health System, University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA
  2. 2.College of MedicineUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA
  3. 3.University of PisaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Legionella pneumophila
  • Book Subtitle Pathogenesis and Immunity
  • Editors Paul Hoffman
    Herman Friedman
    Mauro Bendinelli
  • Series Title Infectious Diseases And Pathogenesis
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-70895-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-4365-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-70896-6
  • Series ISSN 1075-1289
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 208
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Microbiology
    Infectious Diseases
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the reviews:

"This small book … starts with information on the bacterial genome and ends with the review of an effective immune response to infection. This book will serve to update the scientific and medical community with information that will allow for the rapid detection and treatment of … infections. … The audience for this book includes clinicians, laboratory personnel, and scientists … . This compact reference full of good information … is easy to read and allows for quick retrieval of desired information." (Rebecca T. Horvat, Doody’s Review Service, August, 2008)