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Bacterial Adhesion to Host Tissues

Mechanisms and Consequences

Bacterial Adhesion to Host Tissues by Michael Wilson
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This book is about the adhesion of bacteria to their human hosts. Although adhesion is essential for maintaining members of the normal microflora in/on their host, it is also the crucial first stage in any infectious disease. It is important, therefore, to fully understand the mechanisms underlying bacterial adhesion so that we may be able to develop methods of maintaining our normal (protective) microflora, and of preventing pathogenic bacteria from initiating an infectious process. These topics are increasingly important because of the growing prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and, consequently, the need to develop alternative approaches for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. This book describes the bacterial structures responsible for adhesion and the molecular mechanisms underlying the adhesion process. It also deals with the consequences of adhesion for both the adherent bacterium and the host cell/tissue to which it has adhered.
Cambridge University Press; March 2002
358 pages; ISBN 9780511056987
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Title: Bacterial Adhesion to Host Tissues
Author: Michael Wilson
 
ISBNs
0511056982
9780511056987
9780521801072