Biology and Pathogenesis of Entamoeba

  • Tomoyoshi Nozaki
  • Alok Bhattacharya

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Tomoyoshi Nozaki, Alok Bhattacharya
    Pages 1-5
  3. Genetics and Genomics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. C. Graham Clark, C. Rune Stensvold
      Pages 9-25
    3. David Mirelman, Rivka Bracha
      Pages 75-95
  4. Regulation of Gene Expression

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Chung-Chau Hon, Christian Weber, Mikael Koutero, Marc Deloger, Jean-Yves Coppee, Nancy Guillen
      Pages 99-117
    3. Abhishek K. Gupta, Sudha Bhattacharya
      Pages 119-135
    4. Vijay Pal Yadav, Sudha Bhattacharya
      Pages 151-170
  5. Cell Biology and Signaling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Somlata, Alok Bhattacharya
      Pages 189-206
    3. Saima Aslam, M. Shahid Mansuri, Alok Bhattacharya
      Pages 207-230
    4. Nathaniel C. V. Christy, William A. Petri Jr.
      Pages 231-241
    5. Jaspreet Singh Grewal, Anuradha Lohia
      Pages 263-278

About this book


This book documents and presents new developments in the study of amebiasis, one of the neglected tropical diseases. Nearly 50 million people worldwide are infected with the pathogen Entamoeba histolytica, causing large-scale morbidity and mortality particularly in developing countries. This book will help clinicians for better diagnosis and management of the disease, researchers for initiating research projects on some of the poorly understood aspects of the disease and the pathogen, and students for updating their knowledge. The subjects covered range from genomics and molecular and cell biology to drug resistance and new drug development, highlighting major advances in recent years in our understanding due to rapid progress in genomic and other biomedical technologies, such as visualization of molecular processes. Most of the chapters provide recent information based on latest publications. A few chapters describe some of the critical methodological issues that will be helpful for students and researchers interested in getting into the field. The contributing authors include almost all the active researchers and clinicians from around the world. This book will be a useful primary material and a valuable source of information for anyone interested in understanding amebiasis, its diagnosis, and treatment. It will also be useful to those who are interested in learning about the biology of early branching eukaryotes and protist pathogens.


amebiasis entamoeba infectious disease microbiology protozoa

Editors and affiliations

  • Tomoyoshi Nozaki
    • 1
  • Alok Bhattacharya
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ParasitologyNational Institute of Infectious DiseasesShinjuku-kuJapan
  2. 2.Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-55199-7
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-55200-0
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