Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. S N Chatterjee, Keya Chaudhuri
    Pages 15-34
  3. S N Chatterjee, Keya Chaudhuri
    Pages 35-45
  4. S. N. Chatterjee, Keya Chaudhuri
    Pages 47-64
  5. S. N. Chatterjee, Keya Chaudhuri
    Pages 65-69
  6. S. N. Chatterjee, Keya Chaudhuri
    Pages 71-79
  7. S. N. Chatterjee, Keya Chaudhuri
    Pages 81-90
  8. S. N. Chatterjee, Keya Chaudhuri
    Pages 91-94
  9. S. N. Chatterjee, Keya Chaudhuri
    Pages 95-145
  10. S. N. Chatterjee, Keya Chaudhuri
    Pages 147-150
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 151-161

About this book

Introduction

This book provides a detailed account of the physico-chemical properties and biological functions of the outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) of different pathogenic and non-pathogenic Gram-negative bacteria. It also includes an authentic record of the first systematic study that discovered the mechanism of OMV formation by a pathogen, Vibrio cholerae, and proposed that the process represented a novel secretory activity of bacteria. Furthermore, the authors present clinical and laboratory data on the use of OMVs as immunogens, as effective and licensed vaccines against Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B infections and on the development of more effective vaccines against other human and animal pathogens including Vibrio cholerae. This volume thus bears witness to the emerging revolution in the field of vaccines against pathogens and closes with a discussion of open questions and future research on OMVs.

Keywords

Gram-negative bacteria OMVs biofilm biological membrane outer membrane vesicles stress response vaccines

Authors and affiliations

  • S.N. Chatterjee
    • 1
  • Keya Chaudhuri
    • 2
  1. 1.CalcuttaIndia
  2. 2.Indian Institute of Chemical BiologyKolkataIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30526-9
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-30525-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-30526-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5385
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5393
  • About this book