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Bacterial Adhesion

Chemistry, Biology and Physics

  • Includes methods from such diverse fields as microbiology, structural biology, biophysics and biochemistry

  • Has additional color figures in the online (PDF) version

  • Displays the principles of bacterial adhesion over a broad range of medically relevant species

  • Provides a broad overview of adhesion from multiple perspectives, ranging from biophysics to medical applications

  • Useful for clinical researchers who want to gain a broad understanding of the science behind nosocomial infections

Part of the book series: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (AEMB, volume 715)

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Table of contents (23 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Adhesins of Human Pathogens from the Genus Yersinia

    • Jack C. Leo, Mikael Skurnik
    Pages 1-15
  3. Adhesive Mechanisms of Salmonella enterica

    • Carolin Wagner, Michael Hensel
    Pages 17-34
  4. Adhesion Mechanisms of Borrelia burgdorferi

    • Styliani Antonara, Laura Ristow, Jenifer Coburn
    Pages 35-49
  5. Adhesins of Bartonella spp.

    • Fiona O’Rourke, Thomas Schmidgen, Patrick O. Kaiser, Dirk Linke, Volkhard A.J. Kempf
    Pages 51-70
  6. Adhesion Mechanisms of Plant-Pathogenic Xanthomonadaceae

    • Nadia Mhedbi-Hajri, Marie-Agnès Jacques, Ralf Koebnik
    Pages 71-89
  7. Adhesion by Pathogenic Corynebacteria

    • Elizabeth A. Rogers, Asis Das, Hung Ton-That
    Pages 91-103
  8. Adhesion Mechanisms of Staphylococci

    • Christine Heilmann
    Pages 105-123
  9. Structure and Biology of Trimeric Autotransporter Adhesins

    • Andrzej Łyskowski, Jack C. Leo, Adrian Goldman
    Pages 143-158
  10. Crystallography and Electron Microscopy of Chaperone/Usher Pilus Systems

    • Sebastian Geibel, Gabriel Waksman
    Pages 159-174
  11. Crystallography of Gram-Positive Bacterial Adhesins

    • Vengadesan Krishnan, Sthanam V.L. Narayana
    Pages 175-195
  12. Bacterial Extracellular Polysaccharides

    • Kateryna Bazaka, Russell J. Crawford, Evgeny L. Nazarenko, Elena P. Ivanova
    Pages 213-226
  13. Carbohydrate Mediated Bacterial Adhesion

    • Roland J. Pieters
    Pages 227-240
  14. Electron Microscopy Techniques to Study Bacterial Adhesion

    • Iwan Grin, Heinz Schwarz, Dirk Linke
    Pages 257-269
  15. EM Reconstruction of Adhesins: Future Prospects

    • Ferlenghi Ilaria, Fabiola Giusti
    Pages 271-284
  16. Assessing Bacterial Adhesion on an Individual Adhesin and Single Pili Level Using Optical Tweezers

    • Ove Axner, Magnus Andersson, Oscar Björnham, Mickaël Castelain, Jeanna Klinth, Efstratios Koutris et al.
    Pages 301-313

About this book

Adhesion plays a major role in the bacterial lifestyle. Bacteria can adhere to organic and inorganic surfaces, to each other, and of course to host cells during pathogenesis.

The focus of this book is: how are such adhesion phenomena best studied? Microbial genetics experiments have greatly enhanced our knowledge of what bacterial factors are involved in adhesion. For numerous reasons, though, biochemical and structural biology knowledge of the molecular interactions involved in adhesion are limited. One major problem has been a lack of interdisciplinary research and understanding in the field. On the one hand, the microbiologists lack detailed knowledge of the biophysical possibilities and have limited access to the frequently expensive instrumentation involved while on the other hand, the experts in these methods frequently do not have access to the biological materials, nor do they necessarily understand the biological questions to be answered. The purpose of this book is thus to overcome this gap in communication between researchers in biology, chemistry and physics and to display the many ways and means to investigate bacterial adhesion. We hope to stimulate new and ground-breaking research.

Keywords

  • Bacterial Adhesion
  • Biophysics
  • Infectious Disease
  • Microbiology
  • Structural Biology
  • Protein Structure

Editors and Affiliations

  • , Department I, Protein Evolution, Max-Planck Institute for Developmental B, Tübingen, Germany

    Dirk Linke

  • , Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

    Adrian Goldman

Bibliographic Information

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eBook USD 179.00
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  • ISBN: 978-94-007-0940-9
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 229.99
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Hardcover Book USD 299.99
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