Our high level microbiology and molecular biology books bring together expert international authors under the skilled editorship of leading scientists to produce state-of-the-art compendiums of current research. Aimed at the research scientist, graduate student, medical reseacher and other professionals, these books are highly recommended for all microbiology and molecular biology laboratories. Every microbiology, molecular biology and bioscience library should have a copy of each of our books.
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Matthias J. ReddehasePublished:
978-1-908230-18-8 (Two Volume Box Set)Price:
GB £300 or US $600 This two-volume work, is an updated and upgraded 2nd-edition of 'Cytomegaloviruses: Molecular Biology and Immunology' (2006). The title 'Cytomegaloviruses: From Molecular Pathogenesis to Intervention' reflects its expanded commitment not only to cover cutting-edge basic science but also to include the translation of this to clinical science. In an interdisciplinary approach to understanding CMV disease and outlining options for prevention and treatment, leading international experts provide comprehensive and authoritative reviews on literally every aspect of current research with an unprecedented completeness, integrating research on human CMV and insights gained from experimental animal models. With contributions from over 100 authors, the topics covered in the 46 chapters range from the most contemporary systems biology 'omics' views on virus-host interaction to considerations of the health and economic impact of CMV disease for evaluating the hoped-for benefit from a vaccine. Volume I focuses on basic science laying the foundations of clinical research, starting with the comparative genomics of primate CMVs and ending with the emerging field of humanized mouse models. Volume II is more clinically-oriented, covering the immune response to CMV, the most pressing medical problems in the newborn and in transplantation patients, as well as diagnostics, the management of antiviral drug resistance, the state and future of a CMV vaccine, and the potential of using CMV as a vaccine vector to fight unrelated diseases. The book closes with a critical survey of disputed associations between CMV and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, certain tumors such as Glioblastoma Multiforme, and the phenomenon of 'immune senescence' in the elderly. The book is liberally illustrated with more than 200 figures, most of which are in full colour. There are over 60 tables and several thousand references which enhance the book even further making it an invaluable source of information. Essential reading for all virologists with an interest in cytomegaloviruses, for all clinicians in pediatric intensive-care medicine and at transplantation centers, for scientists working on antiviral drug and vaccine development, as well as for public health service and science funding system authorities. read more ...
Justin D. Radolf and Sheila A. LukehartPublished:
GB £159 or US $319 This volume is the first comprehensive review of treponemal research to be published in more than twenty years. Written by leading experts in the field, this book presents the current state of research on these organisms that affect the health of millions of people worldwide. The structure and metabolism of the treponemes are explored in light of the comparative genomics data now available. The newest information concerning their pathogenic mechanisms, as well as the complex innate and adaptive immune responses they elicit, are detailed. A number of chapters illustrate how our knowledge of syphilis has grown in the molecular era despite the continuing inability to propagate its elusive etiologic agent. The book also provides an historical perspective on treponemal research that will be of considerable interest. This compilation will serve as an essential reference for microbiologists, immunologists, and physicians who deal with these organisms on a day-by-day basis or who wish to understand them better in the context of contemporary microbiology. Topics covered include the phylogenic diversity, comparative genomics, metabolism and cultivation, motility, antigenic variation, immunology of syphilis, the use cultivatable treponemes as surrogates for T. pallidum, oral treponemes, and much much more. Essential reading for all scientists and researchers working on trepenomes and other spirochetes and a recommended reference book for all microbiology laboratories. read more ...
R. M. Sandri-GoldinPublished:
GB £180 or US $360 Written by internationally recognized experts, this book highlights the more provocative and exciting findings in herpesvirus research. Each chapter is a review of a specific area with an emphasis on recent advances and the latest developments. Topics include: multifunctional proteins, advances in DNA replication, new information on the regulation of gene expression, the emergence of new technologies, recent technological advances in fluorescent probes, the induction of apoptosis, the disruption of interferon, vaccine development and drug design. With a specific focus on new and topical herpesvirus research, this book is essential reading for everyone with an interest in herpesviruses and recommended reading for other scientists working in viral pathogenesis, viral genomics and antiviral research. read more ...
Michael L. AltshulerPublished:
GB £30 or US $60 A unique PCR troubleshooting guide that is an essential companion for anyone who uses the polymerase chain reaction technique. Aimed at a reader with some experience in PCR the book discusses the many and varied problems encountered with PCR together with tips, advice and procedures to obviate rather than overcome the PCR problems. Written in the language of the laboratory with a little humour and a down-to-earth approach, the book is easy to read and understand. If you fail at PCR, consult this book! The advice in these pages is invaluable and is the sort of advice that is not usually found elsewhere. In the words of the author, remember that there are many other things in life than PCR ... for example, isothermal DNA amplification. read more ...
GB £159 or US $319 Despite extensive, coordinated efforts by various agencies and disciplines, both national and international, we are ill-equipped for a new influenza pandemic. In fact it is highly unlikely that adequate supplies of vaccine for the H5N1 viruses will be prepared prior to the occurrence of the next pandemic. Many countries are stockpiling influenza drugs, with the hope that the inevitable emergence of drug-resistant viruses will not nullify those efforts immediately. To combat the outbreaks that will undoubtedly occur in the near future a better understanding of influenza virus itself, the virus-host interaction, and mechanisms of drug resistance is urgently needed.
In this timely book world renowned scientists (including the 1996 Nobel Prize Winner, Peter Doherty) critically review the most important issues in this rapidly expanding field. Topics covered include analysis of influenza RNP, viral entry and intracellular transport, epidemiology, host range and pathogenicity, antivirals, vaccines, H5 viruses, and much more. Essential reading for all influenza virologists, molecular biologists, public health scientists and research scientists in pharmaceutical companies. read more ...
Peter J. LachmannPublished:
GB £159 or US $319 In this book internationally renowned scientists critically review the current cutting-edge research in this area. Topics covered include the subversion of complement, NK cell function, mucosal innate immune response, evasion/subversion mechanisms used by bacteria, helminths, viruses, and the measles model system. Containing over 1,700 references, this book is an essential resource book for researchers in the fields of microbiology, immunology, pharmacology and molecular medicine. read more ...
M. Saveria CampoPublished:
GB £159 or US $319 In this timely book leading scientists review current aspects of papillomavirus research providing a fascinating insight into papillomavirus molecular biology, interactions with the host, immunology and vaccine development. Topics covered include epidemiology and taxonomy, phylogenetic analyses, gene expression, regulation of DNA replication, transcription factor proteins, organotypic raft cultures, virus-like particles, and much more. Essential reading for scientists and researchers working on papillomavirus and a recommended text for anyone involved with antiviral drug and vaccine development. read more ...
Matthias J. ReddehasePublished:
GB £159 or US $319 In this book leading international experts provide comprehensive and authoritative reviews on every aspect of current research. By integrating viral genomics, proteomics, immunology and molecular biology with the emerging knowledge of the genomics of the host organism, penetrating new insights into the virus-host interaction are provided. The focus of the book is on the molecular and genomic aspects and the authors provide an insight into the current understanding of the subject and the future direction of research. Topics covered include disease mechanisms, genomics, proteomics, BAC mutagenesis, virus entry and activation of innate immunity, regulation of viral gene expression, regulation of viral mRNA export, animal models of infection, novel therapeutics, vaccine development, antivirals, and much more. The book is liberally illustrated with many figures in full colour and is set is a clear, easy-to-follow layout. Essential reading for all virologists with an interest in cytomegaloviruses and a recommended text for scientists working on antiviral drug and vaccine development. read more ...