Caister Academic Press

Mycobacterium: Molecular Microbiology

Publisher: Horizon Bioscience
Editor: Tanya Parish Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, Barts and The London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry, London
Publication date: September 2005
ISBN-10: 1-904933-14-9
ISBN-13: 978-1-904933-14-4
Pages: viii + 352

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Millions of people die each year from tuberculosis and millions more are infected. The emergence of drug-resistant forms of Mycobacterium tuberculosis combined with the paucity of new drugs makes the study of the molecular biology of this organism especially urgent. In this concise volume expert researchers critically review the current and most recent advances in this vitally important subject. The focus is on the topical and most relevant aspects of mycobacterial molecular biology and the book aims to give readers an insight into the current understanding of the subject and the future direction of research. Chapters include sections on future trends, web resources and useful reference sections. Among the topics covered are DNA replication, cell division, regulatory systems, protein export, drug resistance, vaccine technology, and much, much more. Essential reading for scientists and researchers working on mycobacteria and a recommended text for all microbiology laboratories.

Key Features:


•   Focus on current topics
•   Expert international authors
•   Highlights web resources
•   Discussion of future trends
•   Useful reference sections

Reviews:

"This text is a fine resource for all mycobacteriologists wanting insight into current research with extensive references and relevant web resources." by Microbiology Today (Feb 2006).

"This book is well worth the investment. I cannot think of another book that reviews this topic so well and I will likely go back to this book many times as I teach this subject. I especially appreciate the Web resources that are listed at the end of some chapters. This assists me when I need to quickly find updated information about the field of mycobacteriology." by Rebecca Horvat, University of Kansas Medical Center Doody's Book Reviews (2006).

Chapter List:

Chapter 1
DNA Replication and Cell Division
Murty V. Madiraju and Malini Rajagopalan

Chapter 2
The Mycobacterial Two-Component Regulatory Systems
Stuart C. G. Rison, Sharon L. Kendall, Farahnaz Movahedzadeh and Neil G. Stoker

Chapter 3
Protein Secretion and Export in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Sherry Kurtz and Miriam Braunstein

Chapter 4
Vaccine Strategies
D.M. Collins, B.M. Buddle and G.W. de Lisle

Chapter 5
Drug Resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Rabia Johnson*, Elizabeth M. Streicher*, Gail E. Louw, Robin M. Warren, Paul D. van Helden and Thomas C. Victor

Chapter 6
Virulence Factors of Nontuberculosis Mycobacteria
P.L.C. Small

Chapter 7
The Stress Response
G. R Stewart, I. Papatheodorou and D.B. Young

Chapter 8
Mycobacterial Dormancy and Its Relation to Persistence
Michael Young, Galina V. Mukamolova and Arseny S. Kaprelyants

Chapter 9
Mycobacterial Resistance to Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Intermediates: Recent Views and Progress in M. tuberculosis
Kyu Y. Rhee


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