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Enteric Infections and Immunity

  • Lois J. Paradise
  • Mauro Bendinelli
  • Herman Friedman

Part of the Infectious Agents and Pathogenesis book series (IAPA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Kenneth H. Wilson
    Pages 1-14
  3. David W. Pascual, Hiroshi Kiyono, Jerry R. McGhee
    Pages 15-35
  4. Matthew K. Waldor, John J. Mekalanos
    Pages 37-56
  5. Toby K. Eisenstein, Duan Huang, Martin G. Schwacha
    Pages 57-78
  6. Gerald T. Keusch, David W. K. Acheson
    Pages 79-100
  7. Ronald P. Rabinowitz, Michael S. Donnenberg
    Pages 101-131
  8. Michael E. Konkel, Witold Cieplak Jr.
    Pages 133-147
  9. David M. Lyerly, Roger L. van Tassell, Tracy D. Wilkins
    Pages 149-167
  10. Merlin S. Bergdoll
    Pages 169-185
  11. Sergio Arias-Negrete, Kris Chadee
    Pages 207-226
  12. Martin F. Heyworth
    Pages 227-238
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 257-272

About this book

Introduction

As we approach the end of this millennium, enteric diseases remain impor­ tant public health problems. In many parts of the world, sanitary measures have advanced little over the last century, although some of the governments in those areas are striving to improve facilities for sanitation and to educate their people in proper handling of food, water, sewage, and other modes of transmission of pathogenic microbes. Even in highly developed countries, outbreaks of diarrheal diseases occur today. Globally, the annual morbidity from enteric infections is estimated at several billion and deaths at several million per year. In this volume, descriptions of some of these diseases, of immunity that results from them, of clinical studies that promote under­ standing of individual and community immunity, of molecular factors of pathogenesis, and/or of advances in vaccine development have been pro­ vided by leading researchers. At present, the application of molecular methods is enhancing the identification of protective antigens of many microorganisms. In addition, new methods for design and delivery of vac­ cines are being devised. Perhaps then more effective tools for reducing at least some of these diseases will be available within the next decade. Lois J. Paradise Herman Friedman Mauro Bendinelli vii Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv LOIS J. PARADISE 1. Indigenous Microorganisms as a Host Defense 1 KENNETH H. WILSON 1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2. Composition of Intestinal Biota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 3. Molecular Approaches to Determine Composition of the Biota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 4. Role of the Host in Determining the Composition of the Biota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Keywords

Pathogene biology cell cytokines development forest gastroenterology immunology infection microbiology microorganism pathogenesis toxin vaccine

Editors and affiliations

  • Lois J. Paradise
    • 1
  • Mauro Bendinelli
    • 2
  • Herman Friedman
    • 1
  1. 1.University of South Florida College of MedicineTampaUSA
  2. 2.University of PisaPisaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-0313-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-0315-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-0313-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1075-1289
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