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This introductory textbook explores bacterial disease mechanisms and bacteria-host interactions. The central premise is that bacteria have evolved by means of manipulating normal host cell functions and overcoming host defense systems to ensure their survival. As well as offering a new perspective on the classical bacterial virulence mechanisms, this book outlines the new molecular techniques developed to unravel the complexity of bacteria-host interactions. Current research may lead not only to a better understanding of disease mechanisms, but also to new means of preventing and/or treating bacterial infections ''This textbook describes, from the standpoint of human bacterial disease, the molecular and cellular interactions that occur between ourselves and the bacteria that live with us and introduces the reader to the latest techniques being used to unravel bacteria-host interactions.'' ''Bacterial Disease Mechanisms is a core textbook for students taking courses in Microbiology, Medical Microbiology, Biotechnology and Pathology and will be of interest to those taking courses in Biology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Medicine and Biochemistry.''--Jacket. Read more... An introduction to bacterial diseases -- Bacterial cell biology -- Molecular analysis of bacterial virulence mechanisms -- Communication in infection -- The mucosal surface: the front line of antibacterial defence -- Immune defences against bacteria -- Bacterial adhesion as a virulence mechanism -- Bacterial invasion as a virulence mechanism -- Bacterial exotoxins -- Bacterial evasion of host defence mechanisms -- Bacteria in human health and disease: the future?
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Michael Wilson (July 1, 1914 – April 9, 1978) was an American screenwriter who was blacklisted by the Hollywood film studios during the era of McCarthyism for being a communist.
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