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Host-parasite Relationships And The Yersinia Model

Host-parasite Relationships And The Yersinia Model - Morgan, Herbert R.; Wake, Akira - ISBN: 9783642713460
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Genre: Medische biologie
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Titel: Host-parasite Relationships And The Yersinia Model
auteur: Morgan, Herbert R.; Wake, Akira
Mediatype: Boek
Taal: Engels
Druk: 1
Aantal pagina's: 329
Uitgever: Springer-verlag Berlin And Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Plaats van publicatie: DE
NUR: Medische biologie
Afmetingen: 235 x 155
Gewicht: 522 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 9783642713460
Intern nummer: 23513804


I Virulence Factors and Their Genetic Control.- 1 Microorganisms.- 2 Host-Parasite Relationship.- 3 Localization of Virulence Determinants.- 4 Superficial Infection With or Without Toxinogenesis.- Example 1: Corynebacterium diphtheriae.- Example 2: Vibrio cholerae and Enterotoxinogenic Escherichia coli.- 5 Exudative (Partially Invasive) Infections.- Example 1: Staphylococcus aureus.- Example 2: Shigella dysenteriae.- 6 Invasive (Penetrating) Infections (Except Yersiniosis).- Viruses.- Rickettsiae.- Bacteria.- Example 1: Spirochetes.- Example 2: Mycobacterium tuberculosis.- Example 3: Salmonella.- Example 4: Listeria monocytogenes.- 7 Summary.- II Defense Mechanisms of Host Against Infection.- 1 Recognition by the Immune System.- 2 The Mechanisms for Maintenance of Self-Integrity.- 3 Superficial Defense.- Skin.- Cornea.- Mucous Membranes.- 4 The Role of Body Temperature: Fever and Reduced Iron.- 5 The Defensive Role of Normal Microbial Flora.- 6 The Nonspecific Humoral Components.- Complement System.- Transferrin and Lactoferrin.- Cytokines Including Prostaglandins, Thromboxans, and Leukotrienes.- Interferon (IFN).- 7 Specific Humoral Components: Immunoglobulins.- Structures of Immunoglobulins.- Biological Characteristic and Time Course of Each Class of Antibody Production.- 8 Genesis and Distribution of Cellular Components with Defensive Functions.- Polymorphonuclear Cells (PMN).- Basophils and Mast Cells.- Eosinophils (Acidophils).- Mononuclear Cells.- Lymphocytes and Their Functions.- Dendritic Cells (DC).- Platelet.- 9 Extracellular and Intracellular Destruction of Microorganisms.- Reticuloendothelial Systems (RES).- Phagocytosis.- Endocytosis.- Mechanisms for the Destruction of Microorganisms.- 10 Inflammation, as a Defense Mechanism.- Reaction of Blood Vessels.- Dynamics of Leukocytes in Inflammation.- Result of Inflammation.- 11 Genetic Regulation of Defense Mechanisms: Cell-Mediated Immunity in Particular.- T-Cell-Mediated Intracellular Destruction of Listeria Monocytogenes.- 12 Summary.- III The Yersinia-Host Relationship.- 1 Human Disease Caused by Yersinia.- 2 Virulence Factors of Yersinia pestis.- F1.- VW and Cal.- P1.- P.- Pu.- Interactions Among Plasmids and Their Influence on Virulence.- 3 Other Mechanisms of Yersinia Organisms Functioning for Expression of Their Virulence.- Endotoxin, i.e., Lipopolysaccharides of Yersinia Organisms.- How Yersinia Organisms Transport Iron that Enhances Virulence.- The Relationship of Arginine Metabolism with Y. pestis Virulence.- 4 Host Resistances to Yersinia Organisms - Immunology in Yersinia Infection.- Natural Resistance to Y. pestis Infection Expressed in the Strain Differences in Mice and Guinea Pigs.- Humoral Aspects of Anti-Y. pestis Acquired Immunity.- Cell-Mediated Immunity as Anti-Y. pestis Bactericidal Mechanisms.- Cooperative Protection Provided by Humoral and Cell-Mediated Immune Responses Against Y. pestis Infection.- The Strain Differences of Anti-Y. pestis Acquired Immunity in Mice and Guinea Pigs.- 5 The Phylogenetic Influence of Yersinia Infection on Human Major Histocompatibility Complex (HLA).- 6 Summary.- References.


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