Adhesion of Microbial Pathogens, Volume 253

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780121821548
eBook ISBN: 9780080883663
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 11th July 1995
Page Count: 600


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The critically acclaimed laboratory standard for forty years, Methods in Enzymology is one of the most highly respected publications in the field of biochemistry. Since 1955, each volume has been eagerlyawaited, frequently consulted, and praised by researchers and reviewers alike. More than 250 volumes have been published (all of them still in print) and much of the material is relevant even today--truly an essential publication for researchers in all fields of life sciences.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Strategies involved in studying adhesion

  • Genetic manipulation of adhesions
  • Adhesion and receptor isolation and characterization
  • Distinguishes between adhesion and invasion
  • Assays for adhesion
  • Kinetic and epidemiological considerations of adhesion and infection


Microbiologists, biochemists, molecular biologists, pathologists, cell biologists, and epidemiologists.

Table of Contents

General Methods for Adhesion to Animal Cells:

E. Rozdzinski and E. Tuomanen, Adhesion of Microbial Pathogens to Leukocyte Integrins: Methods to Study Ligand Mimicry.

R.F. Rest, Association of Bacteria with Human Phagocytes.

R. Malaviya and S.N. Abraham, Interaction of Bacteria with Mast Cells.

J. Goldhar, Erythrocytes as Target Cells for Testing Bacterial Adhesins.

K.A. Krogfelt, Adhesin-Dependent Isolation and Characterization of Bacteria from Their Natural Environment.

L.D. Hazlett, Analysis of Ocular Microbial Adhesion. Identification of Adhesins and Receptors:

F.J. Cassels and H. van Halbeek, Isolation and Structural Characterization of Adhesin Polysaccharide Receptors.

N. Sharon and I. Ofek, Identification of Receptors for Bacterial Lectins by Blotting Techniques.

W.A. Petri, Jr., and R.L. Schnaar, Purification and Characterization of Galactose- and N-Acetylgalactosamine-Specific Adhesin Lectin of Entamoeba histolytica. G. Magnusson, S.J. Hultgren, and J. Kihlberg, Specificity Mapping of Bacterial Lectins by Inhibition of Hemagglutination Using Deoxy and Deoxyfluoro Analogs of Receptor-Active Saccharides.

K.K. Lee, W.Y. Wong, H.B. Sheth, R.S.Hodges, W. Paranchych, and R.T. Irvin, Use of Synthetic Peptides in Characterization of Microbial Adhesins.

A. Prakobphol, H. Leffler, and S.J. Fisher, Identifying Bacterial Receptor Proteins and Quantifying Strength of Interactions They Mediate.

General Methods for Visualization and Data Presentation of Adhesion:

S. Knutton, Electron Microscopical Methods in Adhesion.

P.A. Manning, Use of Confocal Microscopy in Studying Bacterial Adhesion and Invasion.<BR id="CR


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