Cell Surface Carbohydrates as Adhesion Receptors for Many Pathogenic and Opportunistic Microorganisms.- The Integrins: A General Overview.- Molecular Interactions between Human Rhinoviruses and the Adhesion Receptor ICAM-1.- Cell Surface Receptors Required for Herpes simplex Virus Infection Include Heparan Sulfate Glycosaminoglycans.- Interaction of Poliovirus with its Immunoglobulin-like Cell Receptor.- Characterization and Expression of the Glycoprotein Receptor for Murine Coronavirus.- A Regulatory Cascade Controls Virulence in Vibrio cholerae.- Escape from the Phagosome and Cell-to-Cell Spread of Listeria monocytogenes.- Global Regulatory Control of Curli Expression and Fibronectin Binding in Enterobacteria.- Collagen Receptor of Staphylococcus aureus.- Prospects for Group A Streptococcal Vaccine.- Protection against Streptococcal Mucosal Colonization.- Group A Streptococci: Molecular Mimicry, Autoimmunity and Infection.- Attenuated Salmonella sp. as Live Vaccines and as Presenters of Heterologous Antigens.- Molecular and Cellular Basis of Eucaryotic Cell Invasion by Shigella flexneri.
This book contains the proceedings of the symposium on Microbial Adhesion and Invasion. The meeting was the fifth in a series of symposia initiated and sponsored by the Department of Biochemistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham. We gratefully acknowledge the generous financial support of the following institutions and companies. -Department of Biochemistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA - National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA -Alfa Laval International, AB, Tumba, Sweden -Procter and Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA -Amgen Inc., Thousand Oaks, California, USA -Johnson and Johnson, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA We would like to express our appreciation to Agneta Hook, Timo Kostiainen, Mary Homonylo McGavin, Martin McGavin, Cindy Patti, Joe Patti and Anna-Marja Saamanen for their time and hard work making this symposium a success; and special thanks to Kay Cooper and Wade Butcher for help with the management of the symposium and editorial assistance with this book.
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