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91559 Bacterial Pathogenesis

6cp; 4hpw
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This subject is designed to provide students with fundamental and cutting-edge information on the molecular mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis. This subject looks at the genetic, molecular and biochemical strategies used by bacterial pathogens to cause infection. Host immune responses to bacterial infections are covered as well as the mechanisms that bacterial pathogens use to avoid these responses. Individual mechanisms of pathogenesis by different major pathogens are explored. New approaches in advancing our knowledge of bacterial pathogenesis, such as pathogenomics and functional genomics, are viewed. Antibiotic resistance in bacterial pathogens is explained with detailed reference to the genetic mechanisms that have led to this problem. Approaches in the discovery of new antibiotics are also examined.

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