Bacteria, Complement and the Phagocytic Cell

  • Felipe C. Cabello
  • Carla Pruzzo
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Klaus Jann, Heinz Hoschützky, Thomas Moch
    Pages 9-20
  3. Klaus Jann, Barbara Jann
    Pages 41-53
  4. Monica Båga, Kristina Forsman, Mikael Göransson, Frederik Lindberg, Björn Lund, Britt-Inger Marklund et al.
    Pages 55-62
  5. June R. Scott, Susan K. Hollingshead, Vincent A. Fischetti
    Pages 63-75
  6. K. Lynn Cates, R. Paul Levine
    Pages 109-128
  7. K. Joiner, V. Jiménez-Lucho, N. Grossman, J. Foulds, M. Frank, L. Leive
    Pages 139-155
  8. P. Helena Mäkelä, Marianne Hovi, Harri Saxen, Matti Valtonen, Ville Valtonen
    Pages 157-176
  9. E. R. Moxon, J. A. Winkelstein
    Pages 177-186
  10. J. Hacker, W. Goebel, H. Hof, W. Konig, B. Konig, J. Scheffer et al.
    Pages 221-229
  11. Catharina Svanborg Edén, Inga Engberg, Henrik Linder
    Pages 239-245
  12. L. Nencioni, L. Villa, M. T. De Magistris, M. Romano, D. Boraschi, A. Tagliabue
    Pages 247-254
  13. M. E. Fernández-Beros, C. González, V. Kissel, M. E. Agüero, M. Binns, G. de la Fuente et al.
    Pages 307-318
  14. A. Cross, J. Sadoff, P. Gemski, Kwang Sik Kim
    Pages 319-334
  15. Shiro Kanegasaki
    Pages 349-356
  16. C. C. Blackwell, D. M. Weir, V. S. James, K. A. V. Cartwright, J. Stuart, D. Jones
    Pages 357-370
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 371-374

About these proceedings


Phagocytic cells and complement are probably the most important components of host defense against bacteria which, after overcoming the mucosal and epithelial barriers, multiply in the subepithelial tissue and may threaten to disseminate and invade the blood stream and different organs. Questions concerning the factors which regulate the interactions of the bacterial cell with host defenses are a challenge to research and lead to practical applications for the prevention, treatment and diagnosis of infectious diseases. The questions of expression and regulation of virulence related bacterial genes and gene products, the specific mechanisms of defence reactions by complement and phagocytic cells, their mutual interactions with bacteria and especially bacterial surfaces are focused. Considerations on how to translate this knowledge into the management of infectious diseases are also included.


host defenses infectious disease infectious diseases regulation virulence

Editors and affiliations

  • Felipe C. Cabello
    • 1
  • Carla Pruzzo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and ImmunologyNew York Medical CollegeValhallaUSA
  2. 2.Institute of MicrobiologyUniversity of GenovaGenovaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-85720-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-85718-8
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