Human and Animal Relationships

  • Axel A. Brakhage
  • Peter F. Zipfel

Part of the The Mycota book series (MYCOTA, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Pathogens

    1. Robert W. Lichtwardt
      Pages 3-19
    2. Ronald G. Washburn
      Pages 21-32
    3. George G. Khachatourians, Sohail S. Qazi
      Pages 33-61
    4. Estelle Mogensen, Fritz A. Mühlschlegel
      Pages 83-94
    5. Andrea Walther, Jürgen Wendland
      Pages 95-114
    6. Peter A. Mayser, Sarah K. Lang, Wiebke Hort
      Pages 115-151
  3. Techniques

  4. Host

    1. Emmanuel Rollides, Thomas J. Walsh
      Pages 225-232
    2. Peter F. Zipfel, Katharina Gropp, Michael Reuter, Susan Schindler, Christine Skerka
      Pages 233-242
    3. Frank Ebel, Jürgen Heesemann
      Pages 243-261
    4. Jochen Brasch, Uta-Christina Hipler
      Pages 263-286
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 287-296

About this book

Introduction

Pathogenic fungi are widely distributed and can infect many organisms, particularly humans, but also other vertebrates and insects. Due to a growing number of fungal infections, there is an increasing need to understand the interaction of pathogenic fungi with their hosts.

This second completely updated and revised edition of Volume VI of The Mycota consists of state of the art reviews written by experts in the field, covering three major areas of this rapidly developing field. In the first part the current understanding of pathogenic fungi and the physiological reactions relevant for the pathogen - host interaction are elucidated. The second part describes novel technologies for the identification of proteins, virulence factors and mechanisms central to the host - pathogen interaction. The third part deals with the characterization of the host response towards pathogenic fungi and addresses timely clinical aspects.

Keywords

Immunologie Mykologie Proteomics biochemistry fungal infections fungi host response immunology infections mycology pathogenic fungi physiology protein proteins virulence

Editors and affiliations

  • Axel A. Brakhage
    • 1
  • Peter F. Zipfel
    • 1
  1. 1.Leibniz Institut für Naturstoff-Forschung und Infektionsbiologie e.V. Hans-Knöll-InstitutFriedrich Schiller UniversitätJenaGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-79307-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-79306-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-79307-6
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