Toward Anti-Adhesion Therapy for Microbial Diseases

  • Itzhak Kahane
  • Itzhak Ofek

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 408)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Nicklas Strömberg, Stefan Ahlfors, Thomas Borén, Per Bratt, Kristina Hallberg, Karl-Johan Hammarström et al.
    Pages 9-24
  3. Sauli Haataja, Kaarina Tikkanen, Jukka Hytönen, Jukka Finne
    Pages 25-34
  4. D. Zopf, P. Simon, R. Barthelson, Diana Cundell, I. Idanpaan-Heikkila, E. Tuomanen
    Pages 35-38
  5. Nechama Gilboa-Garber
    Pages 39-50
  6. J. Beuth, B. Stoffel, G. Pulverer
    Pages 51-56
  7. T. A. Oelschlaeger, J. Morschhäuser, C. Meier, C. Schipper, J. Hacker
    Pages 57-62
  8. Janina Goldhar
    Pages 63-72
  9. Hugh Connell, William Agace, Maria Hedlund, Per Klemm, Mark Shembri, Catharina Svanborg
    Pages 73-80
  10. David L. Hasty, Harry S. Courtney
    Pages 81-94
  11. C. C. Blackwell, A. T. Saadi, S. D. Essery, M. W. Raza, A. A. Zorgani, O. R. Elahmer et al.
    Pages 95-105
  12. Itzhak Kahane, Abed Athamna, David Yogev, Mordechai R. Kramer
    Pages 107-111
  13. Åsa Ljungh, Torkel Wadström
    Pages 129-140
  14. Emanuel Hanski, Joseph Jaffe, Vered Ozeri
    Pages 141-150
  15. Leonard C. Norkin, Howard A. Anderson
    Pages 159-167
  16. O. R. Elahmer, M. W. Raza, M. M. Ogilvie, C. C. Blackwell, D. M. Weir, R. A. Elton
    Pages 169-177
  17. Per Klemm, Mark Schembri, David L. Hasty
    Pages 193-195
  18. J. A. Engbring, J. L. O’Brien, J. F. Alderete
    Pages 207-223
  19. David Mirelman, Sue Moody-Haupt, Steven Becker, Yael Nuchamowitz, Rivka Bracha, Rinat Alon
    Pages 225-227
  20. Ervin I. Weiss, Blanka Shenitzki, Roni Leibusor
    Pages 233-240
  21. Mel Rosenberg, Ronit Bar-Ness Greenstein, Mira Barki, Sarit Goldberg
    Pages 241-248
  22. Qi Wang, Sujan Singh, K. G. Taylor, R. J. Doyle
    Pages 249-262
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 263-288

About this book


The emergence of pathogens resistant to conventional antimicrobial agents has forced us to intensify the efforts in search for new approaches to prevent infectious diseases. Such a direction was indicated in studies over the last two decades showing that adhesion of pathogens, primarily via glycoconjugate or protein receptors of the host tissue, is crucial for the infectious process. Moreover, it was found that infection can be prevented by blocking adhesion of the pathogen to mucosal surfaces of the host. The various aspects of interference with the process of microbial adhesion as a way of preventing diseases were the subject of the Bat-Sheva Seminar, "Towards Anti-Adhesion Therapy of Microbial Infectious Diseases," held in Zichron Yaakov, Israel, February 25 to March I, 1996. A major aim of the Bat-Sheva de Rothschild Foundation for the Advancement of Science in Israel, which sponsors a series of seminars, ours among them, is to provide the necessary tools and settings for international forums and exposure of young scientists and promising students to the state of the art of the field. This goal has been achieved during the week's discussions, and its major aspects are presented in this compendium. The seminar's participants, as well as the readers of this book, thank the founder and Foundation for their support. This book includes the major themes of this rapidly growing area. However, by no means do we intend to cover every bit and piece in it. The book's first section deals with the lectin-sugar interactions and their inhibitors.


antimicrobial bacteria bacterial pathogens infection infectious infectious disease infectious diseases tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Itzhak Kahane
    • 1
  • Itzhak Ofek
    • 2
  1. 1.The Hebrew University — Hadassah Medical SchoolJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Tel Aviv University — Sackler Medical SchoolTel AvivIsrael

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-8042-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-0415-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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