Pore-Forming Toxins

  • F. Gisou van der Goot

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 257)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. R. K. Tweten, M. W. Parker, A. E. Johnson
    Pages 15-33
  3. M. Fivaz, L. Abrami, Y. Tsitrin, F. G. van der Goot
    Pages 35-52
  4. G. Prévost, L. Mourey, D. A. Colin, G. Menestrina
    Pages 53-83
  5. C. Montecucco, M. De Bernard, E. Papini, M. Zoratti
    Pages 113-129
  6. J. H. Lakey, S. L. Slatin
    Pages 131-161
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 163-168

About this book

Introduction

Pore-forming toxins are virulence factors produced by a great variety of pathogenic bacteria ranging from the Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus to the Gram-negative Helicobacter pylory. The recent studies reviewed in this volume describe the progress that has been made in dissecting the different steps of the mode of action of these proteins which generally include binding to specific cell surface receptors, oligomerization into ring like structures and membrane perforation.

Keywords

Bacterial protein toxins aerolysin bacteria biology cell cell intoxication cytolysins helicobacter pylori membrane pore-forming colicins protein proteins receptor toxin virulence

Editors and affiliations

  • F. Gisou van der Goot
    • 1
  1. 1.Departement de Biochimie Sciences IIGenéve 4Switzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-56508-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62545-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-56508-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-217X
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