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Pseudomonas Infection and Alginates

Biochemistry, genetics and pathology

  • P. Gacesa
  • N. J. Russell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. P. Gacesa, N. J. Russell
    Pages 29-49
  3. J. W. Costerton, M. R. W. Brown, J. Lam, K. Lam, D. M. G. Cochrane
    Pages 76-94
  4. N. R. Baker
    Pages 95-108
  5. J. Wingender
    Pages 160-180
  6. A. Narbad, P. Gacesa, N. J. Russell
    Pages 181-205
  7. D. E. Ohman, J. B. Goldberg
    Pages 206-220
  8. N. J. Russell, P. Gacesa
    Pages 221-227
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 229-233

About this book

Introduction

The concept of this book arose out of an international workshop, which we organized and held at the University of Wales Conference Centre at Gregynog. The workshop was the first occasion on which researchers from all the different disciplines concerned with the extracellular virulence factors of mucoid strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in relation to cystic fibrosis (CF) had met to discuss this multifaceted problem. It was deemed a particularly timely moment to gather together experts for the exchange of facts, ideas and hypotheses. No formal abstracts were presented and no proceedings were published. But during the succeed­ ing months the organizers were persuaded by a number of participants that a wider audience should benefit from what had proved to be such a fruitful cross-fertilization of expertise. Thus we moved from being workshop organizers to book editors, sure in the knowledge that at least we had a willing and enthusiastic set of contributors! It should be stressed, however, that this book is not a transcript of that workshop. Not all those participants are authors, and some new names have been added. Instead we have focused on alginate as an extracellular virulence factor of P. aeruginosa in CF pulmonary infections. Recent advances in the biochemistry and molecular genetics of alginate bio­ synthesis, as well as in our understanding of the basic defect in CF and isolation of the gene, mean that the book is even more timely than when first planned.

Keywords

antigen genetics infection infections

Editors and affiliations

  • P. Gacesa
    • 1
  • N. J. Russell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of Wales College of CardiffWales

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-1836-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7319-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1836-8
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