Molecular Mechanisms of Microbial Adhesion: Proceedings of by Edwin H. Beachey (auth.), Lech Switalski, Magnus Höök, Edwin PDF

By Edwin H. Beachey (auth.), Lech Switalski, Magnus Höök, Edwin Beachey (eds.)

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It has been eighty years because the topic of bacterial adhesion to surfaces used to be first introduced forth, yet merely within the final 20 years has the significance of this topic been well-known by way of scientific microbiologists. the truth that bacterial attachment to the host tissue is a prerequisite for an infection understandably resulted in the wish that infections will be avoided by way of blockading the adhesion of pathogenic micro organism. development during this box has been so quick that it has develop into tricky to maintain with fresh advancements. This e-book comprises the court cases of the symposium at the Molecular Mechanisms of Microbial Adhesion, may well 6-8, 1988. either the symposium and this ebook have been meant as an updated evaluate of the newest findings in regards to the adhesion of medically vital micro organism. furthermore, this e-book includes serious and provocative overviews of the earlier, current and way forward for this field.

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It's been eighty years because the topic of bacterial adhesion to surfaces used to be first introduced forth, yet simply within the final twenty years has the significance of this topic been famous by way of clinical microbiologists. the truth that bacterial attachment to the host tissue is a prerequisite for an infection understandably resulted in the desire that infections should be avoided via blocking off the adhesion of pathogenic micro organism.

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INTERACTION OF ISOGENIC PILUS+ AND PILUS- VARIANTS OF GONOCOCCI WITH A HUMAN EPITHELIAL CELL LINE Michael Koomey Laboratory of Bacteriology and Immunology The Rockefeller university 1230 York Avenue New York, New York 10021 The expression of pili or fimbriae by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the causative agent of gonorrhea, appears to play a fundamental role in the pathogenesis of gonococcal disease. The exclusive recovery of pi1us+ organisms on primary culture and the failure of in vitro derived pilus organisms to initiate infection in intraurethrally inoculated male volunteers (11,12) have led to the implication of gonococcal pili as a colonization factor and a requisite determinant of virulence.

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