Antifungal Agents

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A collection of state-of-the-art molecular methods for studying antifungal resistance, for discovering and evaluating both new and existing antifungal drugs, and for understanding the host response and immunotherapy of such agents. The protocols follow the successful Methods in Molecular Medicine (TM) series format, each offering step-by-step laboratory instructions, an introduction outlining the principle behind the technique, lists of the necessary equipment and reagents, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Antifungal Agents: Methods and Protocols offers clinician-scientists, microbiologists and molecular biologists the productive tools they need today to understand and successfully develop new therapeutic agents for yeast, mold, and fungal infections.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 210 pages
  • 158 x 232 x 22mm | 598.75g
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2005 ed.
  • 30 Illustrations, black and white; X, 210 p. 30 illus.
  • 1588292770
  • 9781588292773

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With the growing frequency of fungal infections even as resistance to existing antifungal agents increases, methods for finding novel drug targets and evaluating antifungal resistance have become more important than ever. In Antifungal Agents: Methods and Protocols, expert scientists describe in detail the state-of-the-art molecular methods they have optimized for studying antifungal resistance, for discovering and evaluating both new and existing antifungal drugs, and for understanding the host response and immunotherapy of such agents. Many of the protocols were developed in the laboratory and, when a method is limited to specific organisms, include alternative techniques to expand their application. The protocols follow the successful Methods in Molecular Medicine(TM) series format, each offering step-by-step laboratory instructions, an introduction outlining the principle behind the technique, lists of the necessary equipment and reagents, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.
Cutting-edge and highly practical, Antifungal Agents: Methods and Protocols offers clinician-scientists, microbiologists, and molecular biologists the productive tools they need today in order to understand and successfully develop new therapeutic agents for yeast, mold, and fungal infections.
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Table of contents

Part I. Introduction

Susceptibility Testing Methods of Antifungal Agents
Erika J. Ernst

Part II. Antifungal Resistance

Deoxyribonucleic Acid Fingerprinting Methods for Candida Species
Shawn R. Lockhart, Claude Pujol, Andrew R. Dodgson, and David R. Soll

CARE-2 Fingerprinting of Candida albicans Isolates
Joachim Morschhauser, Peter Staib, and Gerwald Koehler

Targeted Gene Deletion in Candida albicans Wild-Type Strains by MPAR Flipping
Joachim Morschhauser, Peter Staib, and Gerwald Koehler

Application of Deoxyribonucleic Acid Microarray Analysis to the Study of Azole Antifungal Resistance in Candida albicans
Katherine S. Barker and P. David Rogers

Application of Proteomic Analysis to the Study of Azole Antifungal Resistance in Candida albicans
Massoumeh Z. Hooshdaran, George M. Hilliard, and P. David Rogers

Techniques for Antifungal Susceptibility Testing of Candida albicans Biofilms
Gordon Ramage and Jose Luis Lopez-Ribot

Part III. Antifungal Development and Evaluation

Natural Products and Antifungal Drug Discovery
Melissa R. Jacob and Larry A. Walker

Use of an Animal Model of Disseminated Candidiasis in the Evaluation of Antifungal Therapy
David Andes

Murine Model of Invasive Aspergillosis
Russell E. Lewis and Nathan P. Wiederhold

Antifungal Combinations
Roxana G. Vitale, Javier Afeltra, and Eric Dannaoui

Post-Antifungal Effect Methods
Roxana G. Vitale

Part IV. Host Responses and Immunotherapy

Evaluation of Immunotherapy in Invasive Candidiasis: Antifungal Activity and Cytokine Expression Assays
Maria Simitsopoulou and Emmanuel Roilides

Interaction of Histoplasma capsulatum With Human Macrophages, Dendritic Cells, and Neutrophils
Simon L. Newman

Immunology of Infection Caused by Cryptococcusneoformans
Floyd L. Wormley, Jr. and John R. Perfect

Index
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"Due to the increased prevalence in systemic fungal infections worldwide, more knowledge is needed about antifungal drug testing and research is very important. This book, which is one in the series of 'Methods in Molecular Medicine', describes both traditional and new techniques for the investigation of antifungal resistance and for the development and evaluation of new compounds. ... By and large, this is an interesting book for mycological researchers in both laboratory and clinical medicine." (Prof. Jan Faergemann, Acta Dermato-Venereologica, Vol. 86, August, 2006)
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"Due to the increased prevalence in systemic fungal infections worldwide, more knowledge is needed about antifungal drug testing and research is very important. This book, which is one in the series of `Methods in Molecular Medicine', describes both traditional and new techniques for the investigation of antifungal resistance and for the development and evaluation of new compounds. ... By and large, this is an interesting book for mycological researchers in both laboratory and clinical medicine." (Prof. Jan Faergemann, Acta Dermato-Venereologica, Vol. 86, August, 2006)
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