The Actin Cytoskeleton and Bacterial Infection

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 com...

Bioluminescence: Methods and Protocols (2nd edition)

Part I I wasraised in a redbrick Baltimore row housewhere summer was marked by the ti- honored ritual of firefly-chasing – a backyard tradition that has endured the gene- tions.Amidtheexcitement,myfatheroftentoldthestoryofhow,whenhewasachild, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University had appealed for the systematic capture of live fireflies en masse. Science had engaged the Baltimore youth in an entrepreneurial quest to jar as many...

Free Fatty Acid Receptors

This book highlights the important role free fatty acids (FFA) play as potential drug targets. While FFA have long been considered byproducts of cell metabolism, they are now recognized as ligands that regulate cell and tissue function via G-protein-coupled receptors. At least three receptors have been identified for which FFA appear to be the endogenous ligands.

Biology: How Life Works (2nd Edition)

Note:This ISBN 1464126097 does not include access code. Biology: How Life Works was written in response to recent and exciting changes in biology, education, and technology with the goal of helping students to think like biologists. The text, visual program, and assessments were developed together to provide students with the best resources to gain an understanding of modern biology. Content is selected carefully, is integrated to il...

Emerging Zoonoses: A Worldwide Perspective

The book begins with a review of zoonotic pandemics of the past: the “Black Death” or bubonic plague of the Middle Ages, the Spanish Influenza pandemic (derived from avian influenza) of the early 20th century, to the more modern pandemic of AIDS/HIV infection, which originated in Africa from primates. However, the majority of chapters focus on more recent zoonoses, which have been recognized since the late 20th century to the present...

Advances in Viral Genomes Research

Viral diseases have an important impact on public health worldwide. New genomic technologies are providing infectious disease scientists with a unique ability to study at the genetic level those viruses that cause disease and the interactions they have with infected hosts. In this book, the authors present new research in viral genomes. Topics include improvements in HSV-1 derived amplicon vectors for gene transfer; viral genome rese...

A Planet of Viruses, Second Edition

The past year has been one of viral panic—panic about viruses, that is. Through headlines, public health warnings, and at least one homemade hazmat suit, we were reminded of the powerful force of viruses. They are the smallest living things known to science, yet they can hold the entire planet in their sway. A Planet of Viruses is Carl Zimmer’s eye-opening look at the hidden world of viruses. Zimmer, the popular science writer and au...

Ichnoentomology: Insect Traces in Soils and Paleosols

This book is devoted to the ichnology of insects, and associated trace fossils, in soils and paleosols. The traces described here, mostly nests and pupation chambers, include one of the most complex architectures produced by animals. Chapters explore thewalls, shapes and fillings of trace fossils followed by their classifications and ichnotaxonomy. Detailed descriptions and interpretations for different groups of insects likebees, an...

Taschenlehrbuch Biologie: Botanik

Der perfekte Einstieg in die Botanik! Entwicklungsbiologie, Photosynthese, Stoffwechsel, Wasser- und Mineralstoffhaushalt werden verständlich dargestellt, ebenso der Sekundärstoffwechsel und seine ökologische Funktion, die vielfältigen Anpassungsmechanismen der Pflanzen und die wichtigsten Bereiche der angewandten Botanik. Das Grundwissen zur Botanik, inhaltlich fundiert und verständlich formuliert - Lehr- und forschungserfahrene Aut...

RNA Vaccines: Methods and Protocols

This volume provides an overview of the field and practical hints for vaccinologists in academia and industry. Chapters provide protocols on self-replicating RNA vectors, non-replication mRNA vectors, adjuvantation and delivery, and preclinical and clinical development. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materia...