Neisseria meningitidis

Advanced Methods and Protocols

  • Myron Christodoulides

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 799)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Nadine G. Rouphael, David S. Stephens
    Pages 1-20
  3. Petter Brandtzaeg, Marcel van Deuren
    Pages 21-35
  4. Muhammad Saleem, Jeremy Moore, Jeremy P. Derrick
    Pages 91-106
  5. Gino J. E. Baart, Dirk E. Martens
    Pages 107-126
  6. Karsten Kuhn, Christian Baumann, Jan Tommassen, Thorsten Prinz
    Pages 127-141
  7. Darryl J. Hill, Mumtaz Virji
    Pages 143-152
  8. Hong Sjölinder, Ann-Beth Jonsson
    Pages 153-168
  9. Michael A. Apicella, Jianqiang Shao, R. Brock Neil
    Pages 169-184
  10. Nicolas Biais, Dustin Higashi, Magdalene So, Benoit Ladoux
    Pages 197-216
  11. Hannah E. Jones, Nigel Klein, Garth L. J. Dixon
    Pages 217-235
  12. Jessmi M. L. Ling, Leslie Silva, David C. Schriemer, Anthony B. Schryvers
    Pages 237-252
  13. Kathy Triantafilou, Martha Triantafilou
    Pages 253-266
  14. Biju Joseph, Matthias Frosch, Christoph Schoen, Alexandra Schubert-Unkmeir
    Pages 267-293
  15. Jeannette N. Williams, Myron Christodoulides, John E. Heckels
    Pages 343-360
  16. Emmanuelle Palumbo, Luigi Fiaschi, Brunella Brunelli, Sara Marchi, Silvana Savino, Mariagrazia Pizza
    Pages 361-403
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 421-427

About this book


Neisseria meningitidis is a major causative agent, worldwide, of potentially life-threatening meningitis and septicaemia, which carry with them a high mortality rate and permanent physical and neurological issues for survivors.  Neisseria meningitidis: Advanced Methods and Protocols offers a collection of methods and protocols that reflect the development and refinement of several new technologies applied to the meningococcus as presented by expert researchers. Several of the chapters in this book describe methods that rely on the collection of complete sets of biological data, for example, using the genome to generate transcriptomes, proteomes, and metabolomes.  Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.


Authoritative and cutting-edge, Neisseria meningitidis: Advanced Methods and Protocols can be readily used to study other pathogens and diseases and should have broad appeal to clinical and non-clinical scientists alike; however, there is still much to learn about the meningococcus and its complex nature, which in turn continues to reveal crucial details about human biology as well.


Bacterial and viral causes Bacterial invasion Host susceptibility Innate immunity Meningitis Meningococcal infection Meningococcus Pathogen-host interaction Septicaemia Vaccines

Editors and affiliations

  • Myron Christodoulides
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical School, Molecular Microbiology and InfectionUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Humana, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-61779-345-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-61779-346-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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