Caister Academic Press

Acanthamoeba: Trojan horse of the microbial world

from: Acanthamoeba: Biology and Pathogenesis (Author: Naveed Khan). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2009)

Abstract

• A host for viruses
Mimivirus
An evolutionary mystery
Do endosymbionts contribute to Acanthamoeba infections?
Coxsackievirus
Adenovirus
Poliovirus, echovirus, enterovirus, or vesicular stomatitis virus
• A host for yeast
• A host for protozoa
Acanthamoeba and bacteria interactions
Story of Acanthamoeba and Legionnaires' disease
Method for isolating Legionella pneumophila and amoebae from water samples
Endosymbiosis and pathogenicity
Acanthamoeba as a bacterial predator
Acanthamoeba as a host for bacterial pathogens (role as a reservoir or a Trojan horse or a vector)
Other bacterial pathogens and Acanthamoeba
Can bacterial pathogens survive the encystation of Acanthamoeba
Acanthamoeba as evolutionary precursor of pathogenicity in bacteria
Benefit for the host
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