Molecular Recognition in Host-Parasite Interactions

  • Timo K. Korhonen
  • Tapani Hovi
  • P. Helena Mäkelä

Part of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies Symposium Series book series (FEMS, volume 61)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Microbial Components in Recognition

    1. Mary E. Wilson, John E. Donelson, Richard D. Pearson, Ramesh Ramamoorthy
      Pages 17-30
    2. V. A. Fischetti, V. Pancholi, P. Sellers, J. Schmidt, G. Landau, X. Xu et al.
      Pages 31-38
    3. F. K. de Graaf, D. Bakker
      Pages 39-46
    4. Klaus Jann, Ralph Ahrens, Thomas Bühler, Heinz Hoschützky
      Pages 47-55
    5. Hans-Peter Müller, Martin Lindberg
      Pages 57-64
    6. Gunnar Lindahl, Lars-Olof Hedén, Lars Stenberg
      Pages 77-83
    7. Jörg Hacker, Joachim Morschhäuser, Manfred Ott, Reinhard Marre
      Pages 85-91
    8. Timo K. Korhonen, Benita Westerlund, Ritva Virkola, Ann-Mari Tarkkanen, Kaarina Lähteenmäki, Maini Kukkonen et al.
      Pages 93-100
  3. Host Components in Recognition

    1. Vincent R. Racaniello, Mary E. Morrison, Gerardo Kaplan, Ruibao Ren
      Pages 107-113
    2. Karl-Anders Karlsson, Maan Abul Milh, Jonas Ångström, Jörgen Bergström, Hamid Dezfoolian, Boel Lanne et al.
      Pages 115-132
    3. Staffan Normark, Britt-Inger Marklund, Per-Georg Nyholm, Irmin Pascher, Nicklas Strömberg
      Pages 133-138
    4. P. Helena Mäkelä, Harri Saxén, Marianne Hovi
      Pages 145-152
    5. Pentti Kuusela, Måns Ullberg, Göran Kronvall, Olli Saksela
      Pages 153-162
    6. Geoffrey Pasvol, Jan Carlsson, Barbara Clough
      Pages 173-182
  4. Host Cell Invasion

    1. Kelsey Martin, Iris Kemler, Ari Helenius
      Pages 183-190
    2. Tapani Hovi, Merja Roivainen, Liisa Piirainen, Antero Airaksinen
      Pages 191-200
    3. Hans-Dieter Klenk, Masanobu Ohuchi, Reiko Ohuchi, Andrea Stieneke-Gröber, Martin Vey, Wolfgang Garten
      Pages 201-209
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 227-230

About this book


A very early step in microbial colonization and pathogenesis is that involving recog­ nition of the host by the microbe. In the final analysis such recognition is due to interaction between specific molecules on the two sides, without which host and microbe would ignore each other. It is therefore exciting to learn the rules that govern host-microbe interaction at to a large extent determines whether or not we are infected by the molecular level, which influenza virus, leishmanias, staphylococci and other pathogens. This book is a compendium of the addresses delivered at a symposium on molecular interaction at Porvoo, Finland in August 1991. Realizing that there are no a priori differ­ ences in receptor recognition in viruses, eukaryotic parasites and bacteria, we freely inter­ mingled these microbes at the symposium, and in this book. We found the interdisciplinary discussions and comparisons both educative and stimulating. Thus the book is divided into parts that focus on host cell receptors, on microbial recognition molecules and molecules that mediate microbial interaction with a host cell receptor and, briefly, on the molecular events that follow. Although many microbes and many cellular receptors are missing from the book -owing to the limited duration and size of the symposium -the articles presented here constitute an impressive body of examples of how initial host-microbe interaction can come about. We believe that as such the book is a useful and interesting overview of the mechanisms and principles involved in these interactions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Timo K. Korhonen
    • 1
  • Tapani Hovi
    • 2
  • P. Helena Mäkelä
    • 2
  1. 1.University of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.National Public Health InstituteHelsinkiFinland

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