Advances in Molecular and Cellular Microbiology Series 24

Bacteriophages in Health and Disease

November 2012
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  • Published
    15th November 2012
  • ISBN 9781845939847
  • Language English
  • Pages 296 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.75"
  • Images figures

Bacteriophages are viruses that infect bacteria; as such, they have many potential uses for promoting health and combating disease. This book covers the many facets of phage-bacterial-human interaction in three sections: the role and impact of phages on natural bacterial communities, the potential to develop phage-based therapeutics and other aspects in which phages can be used to combat disease, including bacterial detection, bacterial epidemiology, the tracing of fecal contamination of water and decontamination of foods.

Section I: Phages in Bacterial Disease and Normal Flora

1. The Phage Component of the Human Metagenome
2. Diseases Caused by Phages
3. Phages, Genomics, and Transduction
4. Role of Phages in Pathogen Evolution

Section 2: Phage-Derived Pharmaceuticals

5. Phage Therapy Best Practices
6. Phage Translocation, Safety, and Immunomodulation
7. Phage-Based Enzybiotics
8. Phage Therapy of Wounds
9. Phage Therapy of Non-Wound Infections
10. Phages as Therapeutic Delivery Vehicles
11. Clinical Applications of Phage Display Peptides

Section 3: Detection, Identification, and Protection from Bacterial Disease

12. Phage-Based Bacterial Detection in Medicine and Biowarfare
13. Phages and Bacterial Epidemiology
14. Phage Detection as Fecal Detection
15. Control of Bacterial Pathogens in Food

Paul Hyman

Paul Hyman teaches at Ashland University.

Stephen T. Abedon

Stephen T. Abedon is at The Ohio State University.