Bacterial Signaling

  • ID: 1198556
  • Book
  • 513 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Providing a comprehensive insight into cellular signaling processes in bacteria, this is the first book to cover intercellular, transmembrane, as well as intra–cellular signaling and its relevance for biofilm formation, differentiation, host pathogen interactions, symbiotic relationships, chemotaxis and various stress responses. In addition, it deals in detail with principal bacterial signaling mechanisms making this a valuable resource for all advanced students in microbiology. Reinhard Krämer is an expert in intracellular signaling and its implications for biotechnology processes, while Kirsten Jung is an expert in intercellular communication and transmembrane signaling.
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Intercellular Communication: Introduction

Cell–cell Communication and Biofilm Formation in Gram–positive Bacteria

Cell–cell Communication in Biofilms of Gram–negative Bacteria

Cell Interactions Guide the Swarming and Fruiting Body Development of Myxobacteria

Communication between Rhizobia and Plants

Communication between Pathogens and Eukaryotic Cells

Identification of Bacterial Autoinducers (Methods Chapter)


Transmembrane Signaling: Introduction

Outer Membrane Signaling in Gram–negative Bacteria

Stimulus Perception and Signaling by Histidine Kinases

Chemotaxis and Receptor Localization

Photoreception and Signal Transduction

Transmembrane Signaling

Sensory Transport Proteins

Regulated Intramembrane Proteolysis in Bacterial Transmembrane Signaling

Protein Chemical and EPR Spectroscopic Approaches to Monitor Membrane Protein Structure and Dynamics (Methods Chapter)


Intracellular Signaling: Introduction

Protein Domains Involved in Intracellular Signal Transduction

Sensing of Oxygen by Bacteria

Microbial Sensor Systems for Dihydrogen, Nitric Oxide, and Carbon–monoxide

Signal Transduction by Trigger Enzymes: Bifunctional Enzymes and Transporters Controlling Gene Expression

Regulation of Carbohydrate Utilization by Phosphotransferase System–Mediated Protein Phosphorylation

Cyclic AMP Signaling in Prokaryotes

Cyclic–di–GMP Signaling

ppGpp Signaling

Sensory RNAs

Signal Transduction by Serine/Threonine Protein Kinases in Bacteria

Regulated Proteolysis and Signal Transduction in Bacteria

Intracellular Signaling and Gene Target Analysis (Methods Chapter)
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Reinhard Krämer is chair in Biochemistry at Cologne University, Germany. After studying Biochemistry at the Universities of Tübingen and Munich, he obtained his Ph.D. from LMU Munich. He then spent 10 years at the Research Center Jülich (Institute of Biotechnology) and the University of Düsseldorf as an Associate Professor for Biochemistry before taking up his present position at Cologne University. During his scientific career, R. Krämer has focused on different aspects of membrane transport proteins, both in mitochondria and in prokaryotes, as well as on stress response in bacteria, in particular osmotic stress.

Kirsten Jung studied biochemistry and performed her doctoral thesis at the University of Leipzig in 1988. After postdoctoral studies at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, she continued her research at the University of Osnabrück. In 2002 she was appointed as Associate Professor for Microbiology at the Technical University of Darmstadt, and in 2004 she became Full Professor and Chair for Microbiology at the Ludwig–Maximilians–Universität Munich. Research of Kirsten Jung is focused on the molecular mechanisms of stimulus perception by sensor kinases involved in environmental stress response.

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