Toward Anti-Adhesion Therapy for Microbial Diseases (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology) by Itzahak Kahane
English | Sep 28, 2011 | ISBN: 1461380421 | 297 Pages | PDF | 8 MB
The emergence of pathogens resistant to conventional antimicrobial agents has forced us to intensify the efforts in search for new approaches to prevent infectious diseases. Such a direction was indicated in studies over the last two decades showing that adhesion of pathogens, primarily via glycoconjugate or protein receptors of the host tissue, is crucial for the infectious process. Moreover, it was found that infection can be prevented by blocking adhesion of the pathogen to mucosal surfaces of the host.