Contains 96 timely chapters on different aspects. It summarizes work done both on genome-wide approaches and on detailed microbe-host interactions as well as on genetic, biochemical and chemical characterization of different bacterial components such as lipopolysaccharides, type III secretions systems, porins, virulence effector molecules, gene regulation etc.
Part I: Evolution And Genomics. 1. Evolution of Pathogenic Yersinia, Some Lights in the Dark; E. Carniel. 2. DNA Adenine Methylation; V.L. Taylor, et al. 3. Tracing Acquisitions and Losses in Yersinia Genomes; A. Rakin, et al. 4. Subtractive Hybridization Uncovers Novel Pathogenicity-Associated Loci in Yersinia enterocolitica; A.N. Iwobi, et al. 5. Identification of Genes Involved in Yersinia pestis Virulence by Signature-Tagged Mutagenesis; Y. Flashner, et al. 6. Characterization of Two Conjugative Yersinia Plasmids Mobilizing pYV; S. Hertwig, et al. 7. Signature-Tagged Mutagenesis of Yersinia pestis; P.C.F. Oyston, et al. 8. Cobalamin Synthesis in Yersinia enterocolitica 8081; M.B. Prentice, et al. 9. Construction of a Yersinia pestis Microarray; R.A. Stabler, et al. 10. A Conjugal Type IV Transfer System in Yersinia enterocolitica Strains; G. Goelz, et al. 11. Transmission Factors: Yersinia pestis Genes Required to Infect the Flea Vector of Plague; B.J. Hinnebusch. Part II: Pathogenesis And Host Interactions. 12. Rho-GTP Binding Proteins in Yersinia Target Cell Interaction; M. Aepfelbacher, et al. 13. A Technique of Intradermal Injection of Yersinia to Study Y. pestis Physiopathology; F. Guinet, E. Carniel. 14. YopT Is A Cysteine Protease Cleaving Rho Family GTPases; Feng Shao, J.E. Dixon. 15. Structural Studies of Yersinia Adhesin YadA; H. Nummelin, et al. 16. Yersinia pseudotuberculosis Harbors a Type IV Pilus Gene Cluster that Contributes to Pathogenicity; F. Collyn, et al. 17. Salicylanilides are Potent Inhibitors of Type III Secretion in Yersinia; A.M. Kauppi, et al. 18. Mapping of Possible Laminin Binding Sites of Y. pestis Plasminogen Activator (Pla) via Phage Display; O. Benedek, et al. 19. The Fish Pathogen Yersinia ruckeri Possesses a TTS System; D.K. Gunasena, et al. 20. Characterisation of the Type III Secretion Protein YscU in Yersinia pseudotuberculosis; M. Lavander, et al. 21. Mutagenesis Elucidates The Assembly Pathway and Structure of Yersinia pestis F1 Polymer; J.E. Kersley, et al. 22. Characterization of Infections with Wild and Mutant Yersinia pseudotuberculosis Strains in Rabbit Oral Model; H. Najdenski, et al. 23. Identification of Yersinia pestis Pigment Receptor; O.N. Podladchikov, G.G. Dikhanov. 24. Yersinia enterocolitica Biotype 1A: Not as Harmless as You Think; S.M. Tennant, et al. 25. Pestoides F, a Yersinia pestis Strain Lacking Plasminogen Activator, is Virulent by the Aerosol Route; P.L. Worsham, C. Roy. 26. Impact of the Yersinia pseudotuberculosis-Derived Mitogen (YPM) on the Murine Immune System; C. Carnoy, et al. 27. Role of T Cells and Gamma Interferon in Yersinia pseudotuberculosis-Derived Mitogen (YPM)-Induced Toxicity in Mice; H. Kano, et al. 28. Yersinia pestis Pla Has Multiple Virulence-Associated Functions; K. Lahteenaki, et al. 29. Polyclonal B-Cell Activation in Mice Infected by Intragastric Route with Yersinia enterocolitica O:8; B.M.M. Medeiros, et al. 30. Polyclonal Activation as a Consequence of Infection of Mice with Yersinia enterocolitica O:3 Isolated from Patients with or without Arthritis; B.M.M. Medeiros, et al. 31. The Response of Murine Macrophages to Infection with Yersinia pestis as Revealed by DNA Microarray Analysis; Lee-Ching Ng, et al. 32. Defensive Function of Phagocytes in Pseudotuberculosis; N.G. Plekhova, et al. 33. Mechanisms of Yersinia enterocolitica Evasion of the Host Innate Immune Response by V Antigen; A. Sing, et al. 34. Yersinia pseudotuberculosis, Its Toxins and Plant Cells; N. Timchenko, et al. 35. Influence of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis on the Immunity of Echinoderms; M. Eliseikina, et al. 36. Acute and Chronic Experimental Infection Processes Caused by Yersinia pseudotuberculosis and Evaluation of Interleukin Action on Their Development and Outcome; G.Y. Tseneva, et al. 37. Role of Apoptosis of Phagocytic Cells in the Development of Immunodeficiency in Plague; G.I. Vasilieva, et al. Part III: Lipopolysaccharide, Bacteriophages And Cell Wall Function. 38. Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Biological Role of Yersinia Lipopolysaccharide; M. Skurnik. 39. O Antigen Gene Clusters of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis; P.R. Reeves, et al. 40. Cloning and Characterization of the Yersinia enterocolitica Serotype O:9 Lipopolysaccharide O-Antigen Gene Cluster; P.S. Lubeck, et al. 41. Characterization of the Lipopolysaccharide Outer Core Biosynthesis of Yersinia enterocolitica Serotype O:3; E. Pinta, et al. 42. ECA-Antibodies in Antisera Against R Mutants of Yersinia enterocolitica O:3; J. Radziejewska-Lebrecht, et al. 43. Lipopolysaccharides of Yersinia; O. Holst. 44. The Core Structure of the Lipopolysaccharide of Yersinia pestis Strain KM218; T.A. Gremyakova, et al. 45. Yersiniophages; M.I. Pajunen, et al. 46. Properties of the Temperate Yersinia enterocolitica Bacteriophage PY54; S. Hertwig, et al. 47. Transposon Mutagenesis of the Phage o YeO3-12; S. Kiljunen, et al. 48. Analysis of Enterocoliticin, a Phage Tail-Like Bacteriocin; E. Strauch, et al. 49. Function and Regulation of the Salmonella-Like pmrF Antimicrobial Peptide Resistance Operon in Yersinia pseudotuberculosis; M. Marceau, et al. 50. Porin from Yersinia pseudotuberculosis: Cloning and Analysis of Primary Structure; M.P. Issaeva, et al. 51. Pore-Forming Proteins of Genus Yersinia; O.P. Vostrikova, et al. Part IV: Gene Regulation. 52. Regulation of O-Antigen Biosynthesis in Yersinia enterocolitica; J.A. Bengoechea. 53. Regulation of the Yersinia pestis Yfe and Ybt Iron Transport Systems; R.D. Perry, et al. 54. Function and Regulation of the Transcriptional Activator RovA of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis; G. Nagel, et al. 55. Temperature and Growth Phase Regulate the Transcription of the O-Antigen Gene Cluster of Yersinia enterocolitica O:3; P. Lahtinen, et al. Part V: Epidemiology. 56. Molecular Epidemiology of Yersinia enterocolitica 4/O:3; M. Fredriksson-Ahomaa, H. Korkeala. 57. Occurrence of Y. enterocolitica in Slaughter Pigs and Consequences for Meat Inspection, Slaughtering and Dressing Procedures; T. Nesbakken, et al. 58. Molecular Epidemiology of the Five Recent Outbreaks of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis in Finland; S. Hallanvuo, et al. 59. Yersinia pestis from Natural Foci; V.V. Kutyrev, et al. 60. A Virulence Study of Yersinia enterocolitica O:3 Isolated from Sick Humans and Animals in Brazil Using PCR and Phenotypic Tests; J.P. Falcao, et al. 61. Molecular Virulence Characteristics and Kinetics of Infection of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis Isolated from Sick and Healthy Animals; C.H.G. Martins, D.P. Falcao. 62. Detection of Yersinia enterocolitica in Slaughter Pigs; V. Atanassova, et al. 63. Mechanism of Formation of a Population Level of Virulence of Yersinia pestis; B.B. Atshabar. 64. Polymerase Chain Reaction Assays for the Presumptive Identification of Yersinia pestis Strains in Georgia; L. Bakanidze, et al. 65. Genetic (Sero)Typing of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis; T.M. Bogdanovich, et al. 66. Yersinia spp. in the Environment: Epidemiology and Virulence Characteristics; D.P. Falcao, et al. 67. Molecular Characterization of Yersinia enterocolitica 1A Strains Isolated from Buenos Aires Sewage Water; M.E. Floccari, et al. 68. Molecular Typing of Yersinia Strains by Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis and RAPD-PCR; L. Franzin, D. Cabodi. 69. Bacteriocin Susceptibility of Clinical Yersinia Strains; L. Franzin, et al. 70. Molecular Epidemiology of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis; H. Fukushima. 71. Growth of Yersinia enterocolitica in Inegol Meatballs; U. Gunsen. 72. Molecular Genetic Typing of Yersinia enterocolitica Serovar O:8 Isolated in Japan; H. Hayashidani, et al. 73. Prevalence and Characterisation of yadA-Positive Yersinia enterocolitica in Pig Tonsils in 1995 and 1999; T. Korte, et al. 74. Yersinia pseudotuberculosis in Pigs and Pig Houses in Finland; R. Laukkanen, et al. 20 additional chapters. Index.