A 20-Year Perspective on Listeria monocytogenes Pathogenesis.- Listeriosis.- Listeria Genomics.- Metabolism and Physiology of Listeria monocytogenes.- The Cell Wall of Listeria monocytogenes and its Role in Pathogenicity.- Environmental Reservoir and Transmission into the Mammalian Host.- Regulation of Listeria monocytogenes Virulence Genes.- Invasion of Host Cells by Listeria monocytogenes.- Escape of Listeria monocytogenes from a Vacuole.- Actin-Based Motility and Cell-to-Cell Spread of Listeria monocytogenes.- Adaptive Immunity to Listeria monocytogenes.- Immune Evasion and Modulation by Listeria monocytogenes.- Bacteriophages of Listeria.
During the past twenty years Listeria monocytogenes has emerged as one of the most intensely studied bacterial pathogens. New windows are constantly being opened into the complexity of host cell biology and the interplay of the signals connecting the various cells and organs involved in the host response. This volume includes research from studies at the molecular level on the pathogenesis of Listeria monocytogenes and the response of the host to its infections.
The first comprehensive volume on Listeria that can be marketed to microbiologists, immunologists, and food scientists