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Cysteine Proteases of Pathogenic Organisms

  • Mark W. Robinson
  • John P. Dalton
  • Written by leading researchers from Europe, Australia and North America

  • Review recent developments in bacterial cysteine proteases Focuses on protozoan parasites of medical importance

  • Covers cysteine proteases from helminths of medical and veterinary importance


Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 712)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Tomasz Kantyka, Lindsey N. Shaw, Jan Potempa
    Pages 1-14
  3. Tang Yongqing, Jan Potempa, Robert N. Pike, Lakshmi C. Wijeyewickrema
    Pages 15-29
  4. Zhicheng Dou, Vern B. Carruthers
    Pages 49-61
  5. Vanessa Kissoon-Singh, Leanne Mortimer, Kris Chadee
    Pages 62-83
  6. Conor R. Caffrey, Ana-Paula Lima, Dietmar Steverding
    Pages 84-99
  7. Mohammed Sajid, Stephanie A. Robertson, Linda S. Brinen, James H. McKerrow
    Pages 100-115
  8. Martin Kašný, Libor Mikeš, Kateřina Dolečková, Vladimír Hampl, Jan Dvořák, Marian Novotný et al.
    Pages 136-154
  9. Daniel Sojka, Ivo M. B. Francischetti, Eric Calvo, Michalis Kotsyfakis
    Pages 177-191
  10. Sheila Donnelly, John P. Dalton, Mark W. Robinson
    Pages 192-207
  11. Christian Klotz, Thomas Ziegler, Emilia Daniłowicz-Luebert, Susanne Hartmann
    Pages 208-221
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 223-226

About this book


Cysteine proteases expressed by pathogenic organisms play key roles in virulence including host entry, feeding and suppression of host immune responses. This book gives comprehensive coverage to all aspects of pathogen cysteine proteases and brings together numerous scientific advances which have been made over many years. Thus, the biochemistry, molecular biology and structure‑function relationships of these important pathogen enzymes are covered in detail. Written by leading researchers from Europe, Australia and North America, this book is essential reading for students and professionals interested in human medicine and infectious disease research.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mark W. Robinson
    • 1
  • John P. Dalton
    • 2
  1. 1.Infection, Immunity and Innovation (i3) InstituteUniversity of Technology SydneyUltimo, SydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Institute of ParasitologyMcGill UniversitySt. Anne de BellevueCanada

About the editors

MARK W. ROBINSON is a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Infection, Immunity and Innovation (i3) Institute at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia. Robinson received a BSc (Hons) in Zoology (1999) and a PhD in molecular parasitology (2003) from Queen’s University, Belfast (Northern Ireland). As a postdoctoral researcher, he worked on nematode proteomics and molecular biology at the University of Aberdeen (Scotland) until 2007 when he was awarded a prestigious Wain International Fellowship from the British Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to continue his proteomics research at UTS (Australia). Robinson was awarded a UTS Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2008 which he currently holds as an independent researcher. His research interests include proteomics of host‑pathogen interactions, structure‑function relationships of parasite immuno‑modulators and the molecular biology of helminth proteases.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cysteine Proteases of Pathogenic Organisms
  • Editors Mark W. Robinson
    John P. Dalton
  • Series Title Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Landes Bioscience and Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4419-8413-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-7942-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-8414-2
  • Series ISSN 0065-2598
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 226
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biomedicine, general
    Molecular Medicine
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