Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume


Expanding Knowledge

Edited by Wellman Ribón

Industrial University of Santander

Progress obtained by mycobacteriology in recent years is undeniable with regards to preventing, detecting, and treating cases of tuberculosis, millennial disease that is still present as public health issue worldwide. We present here high-impact research and interest topics related to the application of new methodologies, especially molecular methods for rapid diagnostic such as rapid DST, application of high performance liquid chromatography, molecular epidemiology and molecular diagnostic testing on post mortem. Currently, the constant search for vaccines that prevent the disease is promising through research of the immune response generated by the host towards the bacterium, and the effectiveness that may be achieved from developed vaccines. Another high-impact factor is the one generated by considering tuberculosis as a social disease with an infectious component reflected in research about tuberculosis and human rights. Finally, we present important issues of the pathogen interaction with different hosts. The constant knowledge generation that expands the frontiers of understanding is a key factor for finding solutions and successful activities for public health.

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TuberculosisExpanding KnowledgeEdited by Wellman Ribón

Published: July 8th 2015

DOI: 10.5772/58737

ISBN: 978-953-51-2139-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7245-1

Copyright year: 2015

Books open for chapter submissions

14693 Total Chapter Downloads

20 Crossref Citations

32 Web of Science Citations

38 Dimensions Citations


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1. Tuberculosis (TB) and Human Rights in Chiapas, Mexico

By H.J. Sánchez-Pérez, Anaximandro Gómez-Velasco, G. Leal, A. Bencomo-Alerm, N. Romero-Sandoval and M. Martín-Mateo


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2. Molecular Epidemiology of Tuberculosis

By Magda Lorena Orduz and Wellman Ribón


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3. Regulation of the Immune Response by Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing Genotype

By Marcia Campillo-Navarro, Isabel Wong-Baeza, Jeanet Serafín-López, Rogelio Hernández-Pando, Sergio Estrada-Parra, Iris Estrada-García and Rommel Chacón-Salinas


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4. Early Exposure of Human Neutrophils to Mycobacteria Triggers Cell Damage and Pro-Inhibitory Molecules, but not Activation

By M. Orozco-Uribe, L. Donis-Maturano, J. Calderón-Amador, R. Chacón-Salinas, J. Castañeda-Casimiro, S. Estrada-Parra, I. Estrada- García and L. Flores-Romo


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5. Vaccines – Recent advances and clinical trials

By Marisol Ocampo C.


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6. Tuberculosis Vaccine Development — Its History and Future Directions

By Elizabeth M. MacDonald and Angelo A. Izzo


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7. Pathophysiological Implications of Cell Envelope Structure in Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Related Taxa

By David E. Minnikin, Oona Y-C Lee, Houdini H.T. Wu, Vijayashankar Nataraj, Helen D. Donoghue, Malin Ridell, Motoko Watanabe, Luke Alderwick, Apoorva Bhatt and Gurdyal S. Besra


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8. ENT Manifestations in Tuberculosis

By Luiz Alberto Alves Mota, Paula Cristina Alves Leitão and Ana Maria dos Anjos Carneiro-Leão


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9. Molecular Diagnostic Testing on Post Mortem Inspection and Rulings on Bovine Tuberculosis — An Experience Report in Brazil

By Ricardo César Tavares Carvalho, Leone Vinícius Furlanetto, Rafael da Silva Duarte, Luciano Nakazato, Walter Lilenbaum, Eduardo Eustáquio de Souza Figueiredo and Vânia Margaret Flosi Paschoalin


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10. Application of High Performance Liquid Chromatography for Identification of Mycobacterium spp

By Carlos Adam Conte Junior, César Aquiles Lázaro de la Torre, Eduardo Eustáquio de Souza Figueiredo, Walter Lilenbaum and Vânia M. Flosi Paschoalin


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