The actin cytoskeleton and bacterial infection / volume 399

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Imprint:Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2017.
Description:1 online resource (x, 242 pages) : illustrations
Series:Current topics in microbiology and immunology, 0070-217X ; volume 399
Current topics in microbiology and immunology ; v. 399.
Bacteria -- metabolism.
Bacterial Infections -- metabolism.
Actin Cytoskeleton.
Medical microbiology & virology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biochemistry.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Mannherz, Hans Georg, editor.
Digital file characteristics:text file
Notes:Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed February 16, 2017).
Summary:This volume describes the mechanisms which bacteria have created to secure their survival, proliferation and dissemination by subverting the actin cytoskeleton of host cells. Bacteria have developed a veritable arsenal of toxins, effector proteins and virulence factors that allow them to modify the properties of the intracellular actin cytoskeleton for their own purposes. Bacterial factors either modify actin directly as the main component of this part of the cytoskeleton or functionally subvert regulatory or signalling proteins terminating at the actin cytoskeleton. In short, this volume provides an overview of the various tricks bacteria have evolved to ℓ́ℓact on actinℓ́ℓ in order to hijack this essential host cell component for their own needs. As such, it will be of interest to scientists from many fields, as well as clinicians whose work involves infectious diseases.
Other form:Print version: Actin cytoskeleton and bacterial infection. Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2017 3319500465 9783319500461
Standard no.:10.1007/978-3-319-50047-8