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Stress response in pathogenic bacteria.

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The ability of pathogenic bacteria to adapt to the various chemical, biochemical and physical conditions of the different anatomical niches within the human host, as well as an ability to respond to the direct stresses which are generated in these environments, is a central feature of infectious diseases and the outcome of bacterial infection. Our understanding of the mechanisms used by numerous b...


Chapter 13 (Page no: 283)

Salmonella and the host in the battle for iron.

This chapter focuses on the mechanisms by which the pathogen Salmonella acquires iron during infection. Topics covered include: mammalian iron metabolism and its regulation; regulation of iron uptake systems; role of iron uptake during Salmonella infection; lipocalin-2 and iron withholding responses.

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Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Oxidative and nitrosative stress defence systems in Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa: a model organism of study versus a human opportunistic pathogen. Author(s): Imlay, J. A. Hassett, D. J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 33) Coordinated regulation of stress and virulence adaptations in stages of Haemophilus pathogenesis. Author(s): Wong, S. M. S. Akerley, B. J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 48) Nitric oxide stress in Escherichia coli and Salmonella. Author(s): Spiro, S.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 68) Nitric oxide and gram-positive pathogens: host triggers and bacterial defence mechanisms. Author(s): Ulett, G. Potter, A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 93) Novel regulation in response to host-generated stresses: the MerR family of regulators in pathogenic bacteria. Author(s): Kidd, S. P.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 115) Stress responses in the pathogenic Neisseria: overlapping regulons and sRNA regulation. Author(s): Hill, S. A.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 135) Acid survival mechanisms of bacterial pathogens of the digestive tract. Author(s): Gancz, H. Merrell, D. S.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 167) Urease and the bacterial acid stress response. Author(s): Chivers, P. T.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 185) Secretion systems and metabolism in the pathogenic Yersiniae. Author(s): Francis, M. S.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 221) Response of Neisseria gonorrhoeae to oxygen limitation and excess. Author(s): Cole, J. A.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 245) Copper and zinc stress in bacteria. Author(s): Clayton, S. R. Heurlier, K. Oshima, T. Hobman, J. L.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 266) Metal ion sensing in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Author(s): Cavet, J. S.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Institute for Immunology, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697-4025, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2011
  • ISBN
  • 9781845937607
  • Record Number
  • 20113232618