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Molecular Aspects of Infectious Diseases
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Editors: Mazen T. Saleh (Laurentian University, Ontario, Canada)
Book Description:
This book contains material relevant for students and researchers interested in the basic science of infectious diseases. The material in this book is organized into three major sections. The first describes the structures of various pathogenic microbes. The emphasis in this section is on the surface structures as they mediate the critical step of adsorption of pathogens to their target host cells. There is also a subsection on protein secretion in bacteria. The second section reviews the basics of innate immunity as these are the first line of immune defense and are important to understand the immunological response and its consequences on the health status and physiological balance in the host. The third section provides a description of a number of infectious diseases, particularly those of the respiratory system and prion-related infections.




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Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. Overview;pp. 1-5
(Mazen Saleh)

Chapter 2. Structure and function of bacterial and fungal cell walls;pp. 7-16
(Johanna DeLongchamp,Mazen Saleh,Garry Ferroni,
Dept. of Biology, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Laurentian University,Sudbury,Ontario,Canada)
Chapter 3. Bacterial cell surface structures important in pathogenesis;pp. 17-24
(Nadia Mykytczuk, Garry Ferroni, and Leo G. Leduc,Dept. of Biology, Laurentian University, Sudbury,Ontario,Canada and others)

Chapter 4. An introduction to protein secretion in prokaryotes;pp. 25-53
(Johanna Delongchamp, Garry Ferroni, and Mazen Saleh, Dept. of Biology, Laurentian University,Sudbury, Ontario,Canada and others)

Chapter5.Viruses;pp.55-62 (Mazen Sale, Dept. of Biology, Northern School of Medicine,Laurentian University, Sudbury,Ontario, Canada)

Chapter 6. The innate immune system;pp. 63-88
(Robert M. Lafrenie, Regional Cancer Program, Sudbury Regional Hospital, Sudbury Ontario, and others)

Chapter 7. Respiratory Infections;pp. 89-127
(Marina Ulanova, Northern Ontario School of Medicine,West Campus,Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Canada)

Chapter 8. Prions;pp. 129-149
(Chongsuk Ryou and Charles E. Mays, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Dept. of Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky,Lexington)

Chapter 9. Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy;pp. 151-172
(Chongsuk Ryou, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Dept. of Microbiology,College of Medicine, University of Kentucky,Lexington)

Chapter 10. Diagnostic Microbiology;pp. 173-192
(Kenneth L. Muldrew and Yi-Wei Tang, Molecular Genetics, Laboratory,University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Hospital, North Carolina, and others)

Index

   Series:
      Immunology and Immune System Disorders
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 7 x 10, 206 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-61728-690-2
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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