Microbial Surface Components and Toxins in Relation to Pathogenesis

  • Eliora Z. Ron
  • Shlomo Rottem

Part of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies Symposium Series book series (FEMS, volume 51)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Adhesion and Colonization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Klaus Jann, Heinz Hoschützky
      Pages 3-10
    3. Timo K. Korhonen, Benita Westerlund, Ann-Mari Tarkkanen, Timo Sareneva, Ritva Virkola, Pentti Kuusela et al.
      Pages 11-21
    4. Irma van Die, Nico Riegman, Joost van Oosterhout, Hans Bergmans, Anneke van der Zee, Hanneke Bes et al.
      Pages 23-30
    5. Myron M. Levine, Bernadette Baudry, Stephen Savarino, Pablo Vial, James Kaper
      Pages 31-36
    6. Cyril J. Smyth, Maire Boylan, Helen M. Matthews, David C. Coleman
      Pages 37-53
    7. Frits K. de Graaf, Marjan W. van der Woude, Pia Klaasen
      Pages 55-60
    8. Eliora Z. Ron, Zohar Yerushalmi, Michael W. Naveh
      Pages 61-68
    9. Frits R. Mooi, Han G. J. van der Heide, Henk C. Walvoort, Henk Brunings, Wim H. Jansen, Piet A. M. Guinee
      Pages 69-76
  3. Cell Invasion and Intracellular Multiplication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Jörg Hacker, Reinhard Marre, Joachim Morschhäuser, Manfred Ott, Thomas Schmoll
      Pages 93-100
    3. P. J. Sansonetti
      Pages 101-106
    4. Mikael Rhen, Suvi Taria, Soila Sukupolvi, Marita Virtanen, P. Helena Makela
      Pages 107-114
    5. H. Wolf-Watz, A. Forsberg, R. Rosqvist, I. Bölin, K. Erickson, L. Norlander et al.
      Pages 115-125
    6. Peter Owen, Patrick Caffrey, Lars-Goran Josefsson, Mary Meehan
      Pages 127-139
  4. Evasion of Host Defenses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. N. Grossman, A. A. Lindberg, S. B. Svenson, K. A. Joiner, L. Leive
      Pages 143-149
    3. Barbara Jann, Maria-Luisa Rodriguez, Andreas Finke, Klaus-Dieter Kröncke, Klaus Jann
      Pages 151-160
    4. G. J. Boulnois, T. Mitchell, K. Saunders, X. Mendez, P. Andrew
      Pages 161-169
    5. E. Richard Moxon, Jeffrey N. Weiser
      Pages 171-177
  5. Toxins and Systematic Effects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Timothy R. Hirst, Maria Sandkvist, Robert Aitken, Michael Bagdasarian
      Pages 181-190
    3. Guy Cornelis, T. Biot, C. Lambert de Rouvroit, T. Michiels, B. Mulder, C. Sluiters et al.
      Pages 191-199
    4. T. Sher, A. Yamin, I. Stein, S. Rottem, R. Gallily
      Pages 201-207
    5. Ernst Th. Rietschel, Lore Brade, Ulrich Schade, Ulrich Seydel, Ulrich Zähringer, Otto Holst et al.
      Pages 209-217
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 219-226

About this book


The meeting on "Microbial Surface Components and Toxins in Relation to Pathogenesis" was held on May 15-19, 1989, in the Mitzpe Rachel guesthouse of Kibbutz Ramat Rachel in Israel. Four major topics formed the basis for the meeting: adhesion and colonization; cell invasion and intracellular multipli­ cation; evasion of host defenses; toxins and systemic effects. The presentations clearly show that our understanding of the pathology, pathogenesis and bacteria-host cell inter-action has greatly advanced over the last few years. The contributions to our knowledge on the biogenesis of adhesins and their molecular organization, as well as on the mechanism of adherence to infected target tissue by pathogenic bacteria, have been particularly impressive. significant progress has been made in defining the nature of pathogenic and cytotoxic factors produced by bacteria, and much has been learned about the biochemical and antigenic modifications occurring in diverse types of host cells upon infection. The discussions of poly­ saccharide capsules, bacterial endotoxins and secreted toxins illustrated the challenge and the possibilities for vaccine development.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Eliora Z. Ron
    • 1
  • Shlomo Rottem
    • 2
  1. 1.Tel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.The Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical SchoolJerusalemIsrael

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