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Understanding Tuberculosis

Deciphering the Secret Life of the Bacilli

Edited by Pere-Joan Cardona

Institut Germans Trias i Pujol (IGTP). Catalonia

Mycobacterium tuberculosis, as recent investigations demonstrate, has a complex signaling expression, which allows its close interaction with the environment and one of its most renowned properties: the ability to persist for long periods of time under a non-replicative status. Although this skill is well characterized in other bacteria, the intrinsically very slow growth rate of Mycobium tuberculosis, together with a very thick and complex cell wall, makes this pathogen specially adapted to the stress that could be generated by the host against them. In this book, different aspects of these properties are displayed by specialists in the field.

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1. Molecular Biomarkers for Ancient Tuberculosis

By David E. Minnikin, Oona Y-C. Lee, Houdini H.T. Wu, Gurdyal S. Besra and Helen D. Donoghue

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2. Genomic Variability of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

By María Mercedes Zambrano, Ginna Hernández-Neuta, Iván Hernández-Neuta, Andrea Sandoval, Andrés Cubillos-Ruiz, Alejandro Reyes and Patricia Del Portillo

2029

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3. IS6110 the Double-Edged Passenger

By María del Carmen Menéndez, Sofía Samper, Isabel Otal and María Jesús García

22799

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4. Response of Mycobacterial Species to an Acidic Environment

By Beatrice Saviola

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5. Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Signaling via c-AMP

By Mario Alberto Flores-Valdez, Jeannette Barba and Angel H. Alvarez

1637

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6. Mycobacterium tuberculosis RD-1 Secreted Antigens as Protective and Risk Factors for Tuberculosis

By Niladri Ganguly and Pawan Sharma

2044

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7. Mycobacterium tuberculosis Transcriptome In Vivo Studies – A Key to Understand the Pathogen Adaptation Mechanism

By Tatyana Azhikina and Timofey Skvortsov

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8. Morphological Characterization of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

By Ali Akbar Velayati and Parissa Farnia

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9. Mycobacterial Strains of Different Virulence Trigger Dissimilar Patterns of Immune System Activation In Vivo

By Aaron Silva-Sanchez, Selene Meza-Pérez, Fernando Muñoz-Teneria, Dulce Mata, Juana Calderon-Amador, Sergio Estrada-Parra, Rogelio Hernández-Pando, Iris Estrada-García and Leopoldo Flores-Romo

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10. Biofilms of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: New Perspectives of an Old Pathogen

By Anil K. Ojha and Graham F. Hatfull

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11. Cell Wall Deficiency in Mycobacteria: Latency and Persistence

By Nadya Markova

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12. Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Dormancy, Persistence and Survival in the Light of Protein Synthesis

By Ranjeet Kumar and Suparna Sanyal

2005

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13. Lipid Surrounding of Mycobacteria: Lethal and Resuscitating Effects

By Alla A. Selishcheva, Galina M. Sorokoumova and Evgeniya V. Nazarova

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14. Heat Shock Proteins in Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Involvement in Survival and Virulence of the Pathogen

By Divya Bajaj and Janendra K. Batra

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15. Mammalian Heme Peroxidases and Mycobacterium tuberculosis

By Amit K. Singh, Nisha Pandey, Mau Sinha, Sujata Sharma and Tej P. Singh

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16. Thiol-Dependent Peroxidases in Mycobacterium tuberculosis Antioxidant Defense

By Martín Hugo, Rafael Radi and Madia Trujillo

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17. Characteristic Conformational Behaviors of Representative Mycolic Acids in the Interfacial Monolayer

By Masumi Villeneuve

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