Streptococcal Superantigens

  • Anshu Babbar

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Microbiology book series (BRIEFSMICROBIOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Anshu Babbar
    Pages 1-41

About this book


This book provides ample knowledge and better understanding of Streptococcus pyogenes and their superantigens. Many illustrations make this a highly informative book. This book elucidates briefly Streptococcus pyogenes as a strict human pathogen possessing an array of virulence factors. These help in evading host immune responses such as by the activation of non-specific T-cell subpopulations by producing superantigens. This book mainly focuses on streptococcal superantigens and explains how they are different from conventional antigens. Moreover, it elaborates those diseases in which superantigens are actively involved. Useful aspects of superantigens and different therapeutic interventions to eradicate superantigens induced diseased are also discussed.


Autoimmunity Intravenous Immunoglobulins (IVIG) MHC class II Streptococcus pyogenes T-cell Toxic Shock Syndrome superantigens

Authors and affiliations

  • Anshu Babbar
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical MicrobiologyHelmholtz Center for Infection ResearchBraunschweigGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22454-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22455-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5385
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5393
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