Molecular Mechanisms in Legionella Pathogenesis

  • Hubert Hilbi

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 376)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Pedro Escoll, Monica Rolando, Laura Gomez-Valero, Carmen Buchrieser
    Pages 1-34
  3. Hana Trigui, Nilmini Mendis, Laam Li, Mariam Saad, Sebastien P. Faucher
    Pages 53-80
  4. Nicholas P. Cianciotto
    Pages 81-102
  5. Roger S. Goody, Aymelt Itzen
    Pages 117-133
  6. Ina Haneburger, Hubert Hilbi
    Pages 155-173
  7. Katja Kuhle, Antje Flieger
    Pages 175-209
  8. Yury Belyi, Thomas Jank, Klaus Aktories
    Pages 211-226
  9. Andree Hubber, Tomoko Kubori, Hiroki Nagai
    Pages 227-247
  10. Andrew D. Hempstead, Ralph R. Isberg
    Pages 249-269
  11. Andrew S. Brown, Ian R. van Driel, Elizabeth L. Hartland
    Pages 271-291
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 293-295

About this book


Legionnaires’ disease, a potentially fatal type of pneumonia primarily affecting elderly and immuno-compromised persons, is caused by the ubiquitous environmental bacterium Legionella pneumophila. This book offers authoritative reviews of different facets of its virulence, focusing on comparative phagocyte infection, virulence gene regulation, biochemical functions of effector proteins and cellular pathogen-host interactions, as well as host responses and immunity to L. pneumophila. Taken together, the contributions in this compilation provide a state-of-the-art overview of current insights into the molecular pathogenesis of the opportunistic and potentially fatal pathogen L. pneumophila.


Legionnaires' disease Phosphoinositide Pneumonia Protein kinases Small regulatory RNAs Ubiquitinylation machinery

Editors and affiliations

  • Hubert Hilbi
    • 1
  1. 1.Max von Pettenkofer InstituteLudwig-Maximilians University MünchenMunichGermany

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