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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 428
Metabolism Meets virulence: International Symposium on Metabolism and Bacterial Pathogenesis


1 Department of Pathology, GSL Medical College, Rajahmundry, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India

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Satyanarayana S, Praharaj A K. Metabolism Meets virulence: International Symposium on Metabolism and Bacterial Pathogenesis. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2012;55:428

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Satyanarayana S, Praharaj A K. Metabolism Meets virulence: International Symposium on Metabolism and Bacterial Pathogenesis. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2019 Jun 26];55:428. Available from: http://www.ijpmonline.org/text.asp?2012/55/3/428/101775





Satyanarayana S, Praharaj AK1

Nova Acta Leopoldina, Neue Folge, Band 111, Number 378

ISBN 978-3-8047-2803-5

Edited by: Jurgen Heesemann and Michael Hensel

Publishers: Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft mbh, Stuttgart, BirkenwaldstraBe 44, 70191

Stuttgart, Germany; Apr 07, 2009; Website: http://www.wissenschaftliche-verlagsgesellschaft.de



A higher research-oriented book on the metabolism of pathogen and its effect on virulence affecting host is brought out in simple terms for better understanding. It offers an insight into the functioning of intracellular molecules of bacteria, related to growth and virulence. The book provides to the reader the basic aspect of metabolic activity for better understanding. It also offers an insight into the functioning of the bacterial cell at a genetic level. The chapter, "A small RNA cascade regulates amino sugars synthesis," describes how small non-coding RNAs participate in post-transcriptional regulation of bacterial pathways. The research result has shown that Gram +ve and Gram -ve bacteria have distinct mechanisms of riboregulation, which may be useful for selecting specific drugs to inhibit them.

The chapter by Hengge and Regine on general stress response and biofilm formation of  Escherichia More Details coli focuses on characterization of the molecules responsible for switching from motility to adhesion and biofilm formation. It can be useful to discover molecules blocking the mechanism and prevent biofilm formation so that antibiotics can be effective.

The book also describes the key regulators of Staphylococcus aureus, which is an important human pathogen, and offers an insight into the virulent mechanism, which may be beneficial in treating resistant staphylococcal infection.

Though the book is very useful for research purpose, it has offered to the medical microbiologist an insight into the intracellular level regarding the mechanisms operating for virulence. As further studies will be carried out based on these findings, infectious disease specialists and pharmacologists will benefit from the results by discovering new drugs affecting these mechanisms of bacterial metabolism, and therefore will be employed for treating bacterial infection.

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