Pseudomonas Infection and Alginates

Pseudomonas Infection and Alginates


  • Author : Peter Gacesa
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789400918368


Pseudomonas Infection and Alginates Book Description :

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 t...

Alginates  Biology and Applications

Alginates Biology and Applications


  • Author : Bernd H. A. Rehm
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2009-05-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 3540926798


Alginates Biology and Applications Book Description :

"Alginates: Biology and Applications" provides an overview of the state of art of alginate material properties, genetics and the molecular mechanisms underlying alginate biosynthesis as well as applications of tailor-made alginates in medicine, food and biotechnology. Topics treated are: material properties of alginates, alginate production: precursor biosynthesis, polymerization and secretion, bacterial system for alginate uptake and degradation, enzymatic alginate modification, alginate gene regulation, role of alginate in bacterial biofilms, microbial production of alginates: physiology and process aspects, alginate-based blends and nano/microbeads, applications of alginates in food, alginate and its comonomer mannuronic acid: medical relevance as...

Pseudomonas

Pseudomonas


  • Author : Juan-Luis Ramos
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441990884


Pseudomonas Book Description :

Pseudomonas comprises three volumes covering the biology of pseudomonads in a wide context, including the niches they inhabit, the taxonomic relations among members of this group, the molecular biology of gene expression in different niches and under different environmental conditions, the analysis of virulence traits in plants, animals and human pathogens as well as the determinants that make some strains useful for biotechnological applications and promotion of plant growth. There has been growing interest in pseudomonads and a particular urge to understand the biology underlying the complex metabolism of these ubiquitous microbes. These bacteria are capable of colonizing a wide range of niches, including the soil, the plant rhizosphere and phylosp...

Pseudomonas

Pseudomonas


  • Author : Thomas C. Montie
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 1998-10-31
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0306458497


Pseudomonas Book Description :

The genus Pseudomonas represents a large group of medically and envi ronmentally important bacteria. Interest in these bacteria is reflected in the extensive number of publications devoted to original research, re views, and books on this subject. In this volume selected areas of Pseu domonas research are presented in depth by persons who have been active in their fields over many years. The extensive reviews presented are an effort to provide a balanced perspective in a number of areas not readily available in the current literature. In the style of the previous Biotechnology Handbooks most of these topics have not been reviewed at all, and several are also presented from a new direction. For example, in addition to structural and compositional aspe...

Alginates

Alginates


  • Author : Md Saquib Hasnain
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429659928


Alginates Book Description :

This new volume explores the latest research on the use of alginate as a biopolymer in various biomedical applications and therapeutics. The uses of alginates and modified alginates discussed in this book include tissue regeneration, encapsulation and delivery of drugs, nucleic acid materials, proteins and peptides, genes, herbal therapeutic agents, nutraceuticals, and more. This book also describes the synthesis and characterizations of various alginate and modified alginate systems, such as hydrogels, gels, composites, nanoparticles, scaffolds, etc., used for the biomedical applications and therapeutics. Alginate, a biopolymer of natural origin, is of immense interest for its variety of applications in pharmaceuticals (as medical diagnostic aids) a...

Pseudomonas Aeruginosa  Biology  Genetics  and Host pathogen Interactions

Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Biology Genetics and Host pathogen Interactions


  • Author : Dara W. Frank
  • Publisher : Frontiers E-books
  • Release Date : 2012-02-02
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9782889190164


Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Biology Genetics and Host pathogen Interactions Book Description :

The opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa offers a rich variety of biologically relevant topics to explore and serves as a model system to understand the interactions of Gram-negative bacteria with human hosts. The organism adapts readily to most environments. It has a large and variable genome with a great deal of metabolic potential. P. aeruginosa encodes a variety of regulatory systems to fine tune gene expression and integrate environmental signals. This organism can infect both plants and animals and produces a plethora of enzymes and factors that can overcome host defenses. Moreover, it has the ability to change between the states of a sedentary colonizer to an invasive and highly motile organism. Clinically, the bacterium is resistant ...

MALDI TOF and Tandem MS for Clinical Microbiology

MALDI TOF and Tandem MS for Clinical Microbiology


  • Author : Haroun N. Shah
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-03-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118960233


MALDI TOF and Tandem MS for Clinical Microbiology Book Description :

This book highlights the triumph of MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry over the past decade and provides insight into new and expanding technologies through a comprehensive range of short chapters that enable the reader to gauge their current status and how they may progress over the next decade. This book serves as a platform to consolidate current strengths of the technology and highlight new frontiers in tandem MS/MS that are likely to eventually supersede MALDI-TOF MS. Chapters discuss: Challenges of Identifying Mycobacterium to the Species level Identification of Bacteroides and Other Clinically Relevant Anaerobes Identification of Species in Mixed Microbial Populations Detection of Resistance Mechanisms Proteomics as a biomarker discovery and validati...

Progress in Understanding Cystic Fibrosis

Progress in Understanding Cystic Fibrosis


  • Author : Dinesh Sriramulu
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2017-07-12
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789535132912


Progress in Understanding Cystic Fibrosis Book Description :

Congenital defects in humans are of greater concern, and in that line, cystic fibrosis (CF) has been one of the most complex diseases posing treatment challenge till date. Though it is a chronic condition, CF is closely associated with dysfunction of various organ systems of the human body, which in turn results in secondary infections by microbes. Decades of research by scientists worldwide has narrowed down the cause of CF to a single target gene. But the complexity of the disease is the prime impediment to finding a single-shot cure. Fortunately, the multidisciplinary approach toward understanding and management of the CF condition has certainly increased the level of life expectancy among CF patients. In particular, the "omics" and the "systems b...