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Amebiasis

Biology and Pathogenesis of Entamoeba

  • Is the first comprehensive book on biology and pathogenesis of amebiasis in the last 15 years

  • Includes all aspects of amebiasis study, from genomics, pathogenesis, and immunology to drug development

  • Contains contributions from almost all active researchers in this field

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Table of contents (33 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    • Tomoyoshi Nozaki, Alok Bhattacharya
    Pages 1-5
  3. Genetics and Genomics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 7-7
    2. The Continuously Expanding Universe of Entamoeba

      • C. Graham Clark, C. Rune Stensvold
      Pages 9-25
    3. Genetic Manipulation Techniques

      • David Mirelman, Rivka Bracha
      Pages 75-95
  4. Regulation of Gene Expression

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 97-97
    2. Surveying Entamoeba histolytica Transcriptome Using Massively Parallel cDNA Sequencing

      • Chung-Chau Hon, Christian Weber, Mikael Koutero, Marc Deloger, Jean-Yves Coppee, Nancy Guillen
      Pages 99-117
    3. Ribosomal RNA Genes and Their Regulation in Entamoeba histolytica

      • Abhishek K. Gupta, Sudha Bhattacharya
      Pages 119-135
    4. The Biology of Retrotransposition in Entamoeba histolytica

      • Vijay Pal Yadav, Sudha Bhattacharya
      Pages 151-170
  5. Cell Biology and Signaling

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 187-187
    2. Phagocytosis in Entamoeba histolytica

      • Somlata, Alok Bhattacharya
      Pages 189-206
    3. Signaling Pathways in Entamoeba histolytica

      • Saima Aslam, M. Shahid Mansuri, Alok Bhattacharya
      Pages 207-230
    4. Transmembrane Kinases and Their Role in Entamoeba histolytica Pathogenesis

      • Nathaniel C. V. Christy, William A. Petri Jr.
      Pages 231-241
    5. Mechanism of Cell Division in Entamoeba histolytica

      • 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.

Keywords

  • amebiasis
  • entamoeba
  • infectious disease
  • microbiology
  • protozoa

Reviews

“The book is in general well produced … . This is principally a handbook for laboratory researchers and for them it will prove invaluable for many years to come.” (John P. Ackers, Frontiers in Microbiology, journal.frontiersin.org, May, 2016)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Parasitology, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Shinjuku-ku, Japan

    Tomoyoshi Nozaki

  • Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

    Alok Bhattacharya

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Amebiasis

  • Book Subtitle: Biology and Pathogenesis of Entamoeba

  • Editors: Tomoyoshi Nozaki, Alok Bhattacharya

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-55200-0

  • Publisher: Springer Tokyo

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Japan 2015

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-4-431-55199-7

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-4-431-56342-6

  • eBook ISBN: 978-4-431-55200-0

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: IX, 581

  • Number of Illustrations: 48 b/w illustrations, 52 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Parasitology, Bacteria, Pathology

Buying options

eBook USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-4-431-55200-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)