Biological, Biochemical, and Biomedical Aspects of Actinomycetes documents the proceedings of the V International Symposium on Actinomycetes Biology held in Oaxtepec, Morelos, Mexico, 16-19 August 1982.
This volume contains 45 chapters and opens with a paper on the pathogenesis of Actinomyces israelii. Separate chapters follow on the incidence, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of actinomycotic infections; the mechanisms by which A. viscosus can adhere to tooth surfaces; the host response to Actinomyces viscosus Ny1; the cell wall as determinant of pathogenicity in Nocardia; and medical and microbiological problems in human actinomycoses.
Subsequent chapters deal with topics such as chemistry of the of the rodlet mosaic fiber portion of the Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2) sheath, but also the presence of chitin in S. bambergiensis (hairy spores); lipids of mycobacteria, nocardiae, and rhodococci; genetic determination of antibiotics coded by plasmids; the morphology and ultrastructure of Pilimelia; and the ecology of streptomycete phage in soil.
Contributors Preface Pathogenesis of Actinomyces Israelii Infections Epidemiologic, Etiologic, Diagnostic, and Therapeutic Aspects of Endogenous Actinomycetes Infections Adherence of Actinomyces viscosus to Teeth and Its Role in Pathogenesis Lymphocyte Interactions in Host Responses to Oral Infections Caused by Actinomyces Viscosus Polyclonal Β Cell Activation in Response to Actinomyces Viscosus—Its Nature and Genetics Mechanism of Pathogenesis and Host Resistance to Nocardia The Cell Wall as a Determinant of Pathogenicity in Nocardia: The Role of L-Forms in Pathogenesis Defense against Nocardia asteroides in Man Host-Parasite Relationship in Infections due to Nocardia Brasiliensis Serologic Relationships among Aerobic and Anaerobic Actinomycetes in Human and Animal Disease Thermophilic Actinomycetes: Their Role in Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Medical and Microbiological Problems in Human Actinomycoses Biochemistry of the Streptomyces Spore Sheath Early Biochemical Events during the Germination of Streptomyces Spores Mode of Action of Factor C upon the Differentiation Process of Streptomyces Griseus Biochemical Studies on ß-Lactamases and Penicillin-Binding Proteins in Streptomyces Polymers of the Cell Walls of Streptomyces Roseoflavus Var. Roseofungini 1128 and Its Undifferentiated Variant 1-68 Lipids of Actinomycetes: Their Structures and Biosyntheses Quantitative Studies of the Relationship between Trehalose Lipids and Virulence of Nocardia asteroides Isolates Plasmid Involvement in the Genetic Determination of Antibiotic Biosynthesis in Actinomycetes Extrachromosomal Genetic Elements That Control Specific Enzymes Involved in Antibiotic Biosynthesis: Possible Involvement of an Intracellular Pleiotropic Effector Control of Development and Secondary Metabolite Production in Streptomyces Resistance to Antibiotics in Antibiotic-Producing Organisms Regulation and Properties of Intracellular Proteins in Actinomycetes Regulation of Tryptophan
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