The Comprehensive Sourcebook of Bacterial Protein Toxins
  • Release Date : 20 December 2005
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Categories : Science
  • Pages : 1072 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0080456987
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080456980
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Synopsis : The Comprehensive Sourcebook of Bacterial Protein Toxins written by Joseph E. Alouf, published by Elsevier which was released on 20 December 2005. Download The Comprehensive Sourcebook of Bacterial Protein Toxins Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. This book describes the major achievements and discoveries relevant to bacterial protein toxins since the turn of the new century illustrated by the discovery of more than fifty novel toxins (many of them identified through genome screening). The establishment of the three-dimensional crystal structure of more than 20 toxins during the same period offers deeper knowledge of structure-activity relationships and provides a framework to understand how toxins recognize receptors, penetrate membranes and interact with and modify intracellular substrates. Edited by two of the most highly regarded experts in the field from the Institut Pasteur, France 14 brand new chapters dedicated to coverage of historical and general aspects of toxinology Includes the major toxins of both basic and clinical interest are described in depth Details applied aspects of toxins such as therapy, vaccinology, and toolkits in cell biology Evolutionary and functional aspects of bacterial toxins evaluated and summarized Toxin applications in cell biology presented Therapy (cancer therapy, dystonias) discussed Vaccines (native and genetically engineered vaccines) featured Toxins discussed as biological weapons, comprising chapters on anthrax, diphtheria, ricin etc.