MICROBIOLOGY

Viruses: Molecular Virology

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Figure 1 Structural features of an influenza A virion. Two glycoprotein spikes, haemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA) and the M2 protein are embedded in a lipid bilayer derived from the…

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Influenza Viruses

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As with other enveloped viruses, the initial step in replication is binding of viral surface glycoproteins to cell surface receptors (Figure 1). All influenza viruses initiate infection by binding to…

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Viruses

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Figure 1 Structure of parainfluenza virus. Diagram of parainfluenza virus (Sendai virus, top left) and its genomic RNA (bottom). Electron micrograph of Sendai virus (top middle) and its helical nucleocapsid…

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Type 3 secretion effectors

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Chapter 15 Type 3 secretion effectors Abigail Clements, Cedric N. Berger, Mariella Lomma and Gad Frankel, Imperial College London, London, UK Introduction T3SS effector proteins of enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC),…

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Capsule and lipopolysaccharide

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Chapter 17 Capsule and lipopolysaccharide Lisa M. Willis and Chris Whitfield, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada Introduction Pathogenic E. coli require many different virulence factors which allow them to…

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Adhesive pili of the chaperone-usher family

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Chapter 12 Adhesive pili of the chaperone-usher family Vasilios Kalas, Ender Volkan and Scott J. Hultgren, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA Introduction Bacterial surface appendages are…

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Meningitis-associated Escherichia coli

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Chapter 10 Meningitis-associated Escherichia coli Kwang Sik Kim, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA Introduction Gram-negative bacillary meningitis continues to be an important cause of mortality and…

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