Immunological Methods in Microbiology

Immunological Methods in Microbiology

1st Edition - April 29, 2020

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  • Editors: Volker Gurtler, Charles s Pavia
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128208113
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128208120

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Immunological Methods in Microbiology, Volume 47 in the Methods in Microbiology series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters on Immunological Techniques in the Clinical laboratory, Immunologic Diagnosis of HIV and Opportunistic Infections, Combining Antigen Detection and Serology for the Diagnosis of Selected Infectious Diseases, Immunologic Detection of Lyme Disease and Related Borrelioses, Immunodetection of Bacteria Causing Brucellosis, Immunological Diagnostic Techniques Used to Identify and Type Pasteurella, Immunological Tests for Diarrhea caused by Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli Targeting Their Main Virulence Factors, and much more.

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Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to immunological techniques in the clinical laboratory
    Tony A. Slieman and Joerg Leheste
    2. Combining antigen detection and serology for the diagnosis of selected infectious diseases
    Maria M. Plummer and Charles S. Pavia
    3. Immunologic detection of Lyme disease and the related borrelioses
    Charles S. Pavia
    4. Immunodetection of bacteria causing brucellosis
    Sukhadeo B. Barbuddhe, Jess Vergis and Deepak B. Rawool
    5. Immunological and molecular techniques used for determination of serotypes in Pasteurellaceae
    Henrik Christensen, Janine Bossé, Øystein Angen, Niels Nørskov-Lauritsen and Magne Bisgaard
    6. Immunological tests for diarrhoea caused by diarrhoeagenic Escherichia coli targeting their main virulence factors
    Roxane M.F. Piazza, Bruna A. Caetano, Camila P. Henrique, Daniela Luz, Danielle D. Munhoz, Juliana M. Polatto, Letícia B. Rocha, Miriam A. Silva and Thais Mitsunari
    7. Development and improvement of a colony blot immunoassay for the detection of thermotolerant Campylobacter species
    Hongsheng Huang, Philippe Raymond, Chris Grenier and Jessica Fahey
    8. Serodiagnosis of Strongyloides stercoralis infection
    Rahmah Noordin, Norsyahida Arifin, Dinesh Balachandra and Hussain Ahmad
    9. Immunological detection of Zika virus: A summary in the context of general viral diagnostics
    Rebecca Peters
    10. Detection of microorganisms using recombinase polymerase amplification with lateral flow dipsticks
    Yuhang Zhang, Jinqiang Hu, Qingmei Li, Junqing Guo and Gaiping Zhang
    11. Detection of microorganisms with lateral flow test strips
    Tatsuya Tominaga and Masaharu Ishii

Product details

  • No. of pages: 410
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: April 29, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128208113
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128208120

About the Serial Volume Editors

Volker Gurtler

Volker Gurtler
Dr Gurtler is a Molecular biologist with extensive industry experience and expertise in DNA analysis for the identification and typing of organisms. He is known internationally as the author of the original methodology of ribotyping. He is Advisor to Geneious (Bioinformatics software company) and previous head of Molecular Biology at Austin Health Microbiology, currently Adjunct Professor at RMIT University, Editor of Journal of Microbiological Methods, Editor of Heliyon and Series Editor of Methods in Microbiology. Dr Gurtler is currently working in collaboration with Assoc. Prof Danilla Grando on ribosome analysis of E. coli isolates and association with virulence. He visits RMIT regularly to advise on experimental methods and help PhD students use Geneious Bioinformatic software.

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Professor, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Charles s Pavia

Charles s Pavia
Dr. Pavia is a Microbiologist/Immunologist and an Associate Professor at the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at New York Medical College. He previously worked and held research appointments at the Trudeau Institute in Saranac Lake, NY, and the Walter Reed Army Institute for Research in Washington, DC. Throughout his career, he has focused his research activities on various pathogenic microbes with a particular emphasis on the disease-causing spirochetes and certain protozoan pathogens. His research has covered multiple areas including the basic microbiologic, immunologic, molecular, diagnostic and clinical aspects of Lyme disease, syphilis, malaria and toxoplasmosis. He has published widely on these areas in peer-reviewed journals, as well as given numerous research presentations of his work at national and international conferences. As a principal investigator or co-investigator, he has received research funding from the NIH, the CDC, the J.M. Foundation, and various other organizations to support his research work. He has been a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Microbiological Methods for the past 25 years, and has been an ad-hoc reviewer for a wide range of other scientific journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, USA

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