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Bacteriophages in Health and Disease

Bacteriophages in Health and Disease

Advances in Molecular and Cellular Microbiology

Edited by P Hyman, Ashland University, USA, S Abedon, The Ohio State University, USA

September 2012 / Hardback / 296 Pages / 9781845939847 £96.99 / €123.50 / $182.50
With 10% online discount: £87.29 / €111.15 / $164.25
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Main Description

Bacteriophages are viruses that infect bacteria. As such, they have many potential uses for promoting health and combating disease. This book covers the many facets of phage-bacterial-human interaction in three sections: the role and impact of phages on natural bacterial communities, the potential to develop phage-based therapeutics and other aspects in which phages can be used to combat disease, including bacterial detection, bacterial epidemiology, the tracing of fecal contamination of water and decontamination of foods.

  • 1: Phages
  • Section I: Phages, Bacterial Disease, and Normal Flora
  • 2: Bacteriophages as Part of the Human Microbiome
  • 3: Diseases Caused by Phages
  • 4: Prophage-Induced Changes in Cellular Cytochemistry and Virulence
  • 5: The Lion and the Mouse: How Bacteriophages Create, Liberate, and Decimate Bacterial Pathogens
  • 6: Phages and Bacterial Epidemiology
  • Section II: Phage-Based Biomedical Technology
  • 7: Phages as Therapeutic Delivery Vehicles
  • 8: Clinical Applications of Phage Display
  • 9: Phages and Their Hosts: A Web of Interactions - Applications to Drug Design
  • 10: Bacteriophage-Based Methods of Bacterial Detection and Identification
  • 11: Phage Detection as Indication of Fecal Contamination
  • Section III: Phage-Based Antibacterial Strategies
  • 12: Phage Translocation, Safety, and Immunomodulation
  • 13: Phage Therapy of Wounds and Related Purulent Infections
  • 14: Phage Therapy of Non-Wound Infections
  • 15: Phage-Based Enzybiotics
  • 16: Role of Phages in Control of Bacterial Pathogens in Food
  • 17: Phage Therapy Best Practices

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