Bacterial Protein Toxins

  • Klaus Aktories
  • Ingo Just

Part of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology book series (HEP, volume 145)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXII
  2. S. Olsnes, J. Wesche, P. Ø. Falnes
    Pages 1-19
  3. V. Masignani, M. Pizza, R. Rappuoli
    Pages 21-44
  4. T. Umata, K. D. Sharma, E. Mekada
    Pages 45-66
  5. F. van den Akker, E. Merritt, W. G. J. Hol
    Pages 109-131
  6. C. Locht, R. Antoine, A. Veithen, D. Raze
    Pages 167-185
  7. B. Nürnberg
    Pages 187-206
  8. K. Aktories, H. Barth, I. Just
    Pages 207-233
  9. I. Just, F. Hofmann, K. Aktories
    Pages 307-331
  10. J. S. Moncrief, D. M. Lyerly, T. D. Wilkins
    Pages 333-359
  11. P. Boquet, C. Fiorentini
    Pages 361-384
  12. A. R. Melton-Celsa, A. D. O’Brien
    Pages 385-406
  13. H. Bigalke, L. F. Shoer
    Pages 407-443
  14. S. H. Leppla
    Pages 445-472
  15. E. L. Hewlett, M. C. Gray
    Pages 473-488
  16. W. Fischer, R. Haas
    Pages 489-507
  17. S. Bhakdi, I. Walev, M. Palmer, A. Valeva
    Pages 509-527
  18. R. W. Titball, J. I. Rood
    Pages 529-556
  19. G. Ahnert-Hilger, I. Pahner, M. Höltje
    Pages 557-575
  20. T. Hirayama, A. Wada
    Pages 577-593
  21. B. Fleischer
    Pages 595-617
  22. S. Hauschildt, W. Brabetz, A. B. Schromm, L. Hamann, P. Zabel, E. T. Rietschel et al.
    Pages 619-667
  23. M. Aepfelbacher, R. Zumbihl, K. Ruckdeschel, B. Rouot, J. Heesemann
    Pages 669-689
  24. Back Matter
    Pages 691-700

About this book


In recent years remarkable progress has been accomplished with respect to our knowledge about bacterial protein toxins. This refers especially to structural aspects of protein toxins but also holds true for genetics, molecular biology and biochemical mechanisms underlying the action of toxins. This volume covers the very current and exciting aspects of up-to-date bacterial toxicology and comprehensively reviews the most important bacterial protein toxins such as the intracellular acting toxins which exhibit enzyme activity, as well as those toxins that interact with cell plasma membranes by damaging the membranes (pore formation) or stimulating cell receptors (superantigens). This is the most current reference work on these important bacterial protein toxins, which are presented from the point of view of different disciplines such as pharmacology, microbiology, cell biology and protein chemistry.


Antigen Eiweiss Gift bacterial protein toxin cell biology cell entry enzyme enzymes pore formation toxin structure

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Aktories
    • 1
  • Ingo Just
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Pharmakologie und ToxikologieAlbert-Ludwigs-Universität FreiburgFreiburg i. Br.Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08540-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05971-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-2004
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-0325
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