Mycoplasma Pathogenicity - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120784042, 9781483262703

Mycoplasma Pathogenicity

1st Edition

Editors: S. Razin M. F. Barile
eBook ISBN: 9781483262703
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 10th December 1985
Page Count: 528
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The Mycoplasmas, Volume IV: Mycoplasma Pathogenicity is a collection of essays that discusses the factors involved in recovery of mollicutes. The book presents the importance of mixed infections involving mycoplasmas and other microorganisms. It also demonstrates the importance of mycoplasmal arthritis in veterinary medicine.

The text describes the dynamics and physicochemical aspects of adherence. It discusses the interaction of mycoplasmas with lymphoid cells and macrophages. Another topic of interest is the induction of cytotoxic lymphocytes by mycoplasma. The section that follows describes the chemoprophylaxis for mycoplasma diseases in man.

The book will provide valuable insights for microbiologists, pathologists, students, and researchers in the field of bacteriology.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors



Contents of Previous Volumes

1 / Newly Discovered Mollicutes

I. Introduction

II. Factors Involved in Recovery of New Mollicutes

III. New Species and Host Distribution

IV. Future Outlook


2 / Mycoplasmal and Mixed Infections of the Human Male Urogenital tract and their Possible Complications

I. Introduction

II. Localization and Description of the Mycoplasmas Involved

III. Pathogenicity of Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasmas in Extragenital Sites and in Other Species

IV. Criteria for Establishing Microorganisms as a Cause of Nongonococcal Urethritis

V. Role of Mycoplasma genitalium in Nongonococcal Urethritis

VI. Postgonococcal Urethritis

VII. Relevance of Mixed Infections Involving Mycoplasmas and Other Microorganisms

VIII. Possible Involvement of Mycoplasmas in Complications of Nongonococcal Urethritis

IX. Proposals for Future Research


3 / Mycoplasmal Respiratory Infections

I. Mycoplasmal Respiratory Diseases

II. Pathogenic Mechanisms

III. Summary


4 / Mycoplasma-Induced Arthritis

I. Introduction

II. Importance of Mycoplasmal Arthritis in Veterinary Medicine

III. Pathogenic Mechanisms of Arthritis with Emphasis on Experimental Models

IV. Role of Mycoplasmas in Human Arthritis

V. Relevance of Mycoplasmal and Other Experimental Models of Joint Inflammation to the Study of Human Arthritis


5 / Mycoplasma Adherence

I. Introduction

II. Experimental Systems

III. Dynamics and Physicochemical Aspects of Adherence

IV. Receptors

V. Adhesins

VI. Adherence and Pathogenicity

VII. Conclusion


6 / Interactions of Mycoplasmas and their Products with Lymphoid Cells in Vitro

I. Introduction

II. Inhibitory Effects of Mycoplasmas on Lymphoid Cells

III. Interaction of Mycoplasmas with Lymphoid Cell Surfaces

IV. Mitogenic Properties of Mycoplasmas for Lymphocytes

V. Induction of Cytotoxic Lymphocytes by Mycoplasmas

VI. Induction of Interferons by Mycoplasmas and Mycoplasma Viruses

VII. Interaction of Mycoplasmas with Macrophages

VIII. Summary and Future Prospects


7 / Humoral and Cell-Mediated Immunity

I. Introduction

II. Interactions of Mycoplasmas with Phagocytic Cells

III. Interactions of Mycoplasmas and Complement

IV. Humoral Immunity

V. Cell-Mediated Immunity

VI. Summary


8 / Infections Sequelae and Autoimmune Reactions In Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infection

I. Introduction

II. Autoimmune Reactions in Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infection

III. Nonrespiratory Sequelae in Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infection

IV. Summary


9 / Pathogenicity Factors in Mycoplasmas and Spiroplasmas

I. Introduction

II. Products with Cytotoxic Potential

III. Indirect Cytotoxicity Mechanisms

IV. Antimycoplasmal Factors Produced by Mycoplasmas

V. Conclusions and Outlook for Future Research


10 / Cell Culture Mycoplasmas

I. Introduction

II. Effects of Mycoplasmas on Cell Cultures

III. Methods of Detection

IV. Methods of Elimination

V. Methods of Prevention


11 / Laboratory Diagnosis of Mycoplasma Infections

I. Introduction

II. Pathogenic Associations

III. Specimens for Study

IV. Culture Systems

V. Antigen Detection Methods

VI. Serodiagnosis

VII. Future Prospects and Developing Methodologies


12 / Chemotherapy of Mycoplasma Infections

I. General Principles

II. Chemotherapy of Human Mycoplasma Infections

III. Chemoprophylaxis and Chemotherapy of Mycoplasma Infections of Animals

IV. Remaining Problems

V. Chemoprophylaxis for Mycoplasma Diseases in Man

VI. Disinfectants

VII. Concluding Comments


13 / Immunization Against Mycoplasma Infections

I. Introduction

II. Human Mycoplasma Disease

III. Bovine Mycoplasma Diseases

IV. Caprine-Ovine Mycoplasma Diseases

V. Porcine Mycoplasma Diseases

VI. Avian Mycoplasma Diseases

VII. Canine and Feline Mycoplasmas

VIII. Murine Mycoplasma Diseases

IX. Future Outlook




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