Bacterial Protein Toxins by K. AktoriesBacterial Protein Toxins by K. Aktories

Bacterial Protein Toxins

EditorK. Aktories, I. Just

Hardcover | April 26, 2000

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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.
Title:Bacterial Protein ToxinsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:732 pagesPublished:April 26, 2000Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3540661255

ISBN - 13:9783540661252

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Table of Contents

Uptake of Protein Toxins Acting Inside Cells.- Common Features of ADP Ribosyltransferases.- Diphtheria Toxin and the Diphtheria-Toxin Receptor.- Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Exotoxin A: Structure/Function, Production, and Intoxication of Eukaryotic Cells.- Diphtheria-Toxin-Based Fusion-Protein Toxins Targeted to the Interleukin-2 Receptor.- Structure and Function of Cholera Toxin and Related Enterotoxins.- Mechanism of Cholera Toxin Action.- Pertussis Toxin.- Pertussis Toxin as a Pharmacological Tool.- Clostridium Botulinum C3 Exoenzyme and C3-Like Transferases.- Pseudomas Aeruginosa Exoenzyme S, a Bifunctional Cytotoxin Secreted by a Type-III Pathway.- Structure and Function of Actin-ADP-Ribosylating Toxins.- Molecular Biology of Actin-ADP-Ribosylating Toxins.- Molecular Mechanisms of Action of the Large Clostridial Cytotoxins.- Molecular Biology of Large Clostridial Toxins.- The Cytotoxic Necrotizing Factor 1 from Escherichia Coli.- Shiga Toxins of Shigella dysenteriae and Escherichia coli.- Clostridial Neurotoxins.- Anthrax Toxin.- Adenylyl-Cyclase Toxin from Bordetella Pertussis.- Helicobacter Pylori Vacuolating Cytotoxin.- Staphylococcal Alpha Toxin.- Bacterial Phospholipases.- Pore-Forming Toxins as Cell-Biological and Pharmacological Tools.- Heat-Stable Enterotoxin of E. Coli.- Superantigenic Toxins.- Structure and Activity of Endotoxins.- Translocated Toxins and Modulins of Yersinia.