The Pathogenic Spirochetes: strategies for evasion of host immunity and persistence

  • Monica E. Embers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Invasion and Dissemination

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Immune Evasion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. John V. McDowell, Daniel P. Miller, Katherine L. Mallory, Richard T. Marconi
      Pages 43-62
    3. Peter Kraiczy, Reinhard Wallich
      Pages 63-88
    4. Lorenzo Giacani, Arturo Centurion-Lara
      Pages 89-111
    5. Vida A. Dennis, Aarti Gautam, Saurabh Dixit
      Pages 125-141
    6. Syed M. Faisal, Sean P. McDonough, Yung-Fu Chang
      Pages 143-172
    7. Monica E. Embers, Job E. Lopez
      Pages 173-191
  4. Persistence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Mario T. Philipp, Geeta Ramesh, Geetha Parthasarathy
      Pages 195-212
    3. Monica E. Embers, Stephen W. Barthold
      Pages 229-257
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 259-265

About this book


This book explores the many mechanisms by which the most prevalent Spirochetal pathogens persist in a healthy immune-competent host. Among them are the direct and indirect suppression of host immune signals, phase and antigenic variation, escaping recognition by host complement proteins, and seclusion into immune privileged sites. It also explores antibiotic therapy for control of infection, a baffling topic that lends itself to exalted interpretation.


Host Immune Signals Pathogens Spirochetes

Editors and affiliations

  • Monica E. Embers
    • 1
  1. 1.CovingtonUSA

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