Special Issue "Bacterial Adhesion"
A special issue of Biology (ISSN 2079-7737).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2013)
Prof. Dr. Jukka Finne
Department of Biosciences, Division of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, P. O. Box 56 (Viikinkaari 9), FI 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
Phone: +358 9 191 59040
How bacteria attach themselves to surfaces, extracellular components or other cells plays a crucial role in many natural systems. Bacterial adherence has practical importance in applications in fields as varied as medicine or environmental engineering. Bacteria may bind to many types of living organisms including plants and animals, or even other bacteria. The bacteria may use special appendices, fimbriae or pili, for binding and often display specialized proteins, adhesins, to bind to their molecular targets, which are usually carbohydrates or proteins. Multivalent binding to the binding targets may often be used to overcome the dispersive forces of the environment that prevent adhesion. Biofilm formation is also an efficient strategy for bacterial persistence in diverse niches. Specific signaling may be involved in the process of bacterial adhesion.
The molecular background of bacterial adherence to their targets has been intensively studied, and some mechanisms have been elucidated in detail. Knowledge of the molecular mechanisms is of central importance for practical application such as the development of binding receptor analogues that could be used as novel antibacterial agents. This special issue will cover original research papers and reviews on the broad topic of bacterial adhesion.
Prof. Dr. Jukka Finne
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- adhesion inhibition
- antibacterial agents
- bacterial adherence
Article: Use of Tetravalent Galabiose for Inhibition of Streptococcus Suis Serotype 2 Infection in a Mouse Model
Biology 2013, 2(2), 702-718; doi:10.3390/biology2020702
Received: 14 March 2013; in revised form: 26 March 2013 / Accepted: 28 March 2013 / Published: 8 April 2013| Download PDF Full-text (851 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Adhesion of Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli and Inhibition by Glycocompounds Engaged in the Mucosal Innate Immunity
Biology 2013, 2(2), 810-831; doi:10.3390/biology2020810
Received: 26 March 2013; in revised form: 18 May 2013 / Accepted: 22 May 2013 / Published: 7 June 2013| Download PDF Full-text (266 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Biology 2013, 2(3), 841-860; doi:10.3390/biology2030841
Received: 12 April 2013; in revised form: 21 May 2013 / Accepted: 24 May 2013 / Published: 26 June 2013| Download PDF Full-text (712 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Structural Sampling of Glycan Interaction Profiles Reveals Mucosal Receptors for Fimbrial Adhesins of Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli
Biology 2013, 2(3), 894-917; doi:10.3390/biology2030894
Received: 1 April 2013; in revised form: 15 May 2013 / Accepted: 17 May 2013 / Published: 1 July 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1464 KB) | Download XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Review: Bacterial Adhesion of Streptococcus suis to Host Cells and Its Inhibition by Carbohydrate Ligands
Biology 2013, 2(3), 918-935; doi:10.3390/biology2030918
Received: 2 May 2013; in revised form: 22 May 2013 / Accepted: 22 May 2013 / Published: 1 July 2013| Download PDF Full-text (259 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Biology 2013, 2(3), 1054-1109; doi:10.3390/biology2031054
Received: 2 May 2013; in revised form: 1 July 2013 / Accepted: 3 July 2013 / Published: 29 July 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1122 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Biology 2013, 2(3), 1110-1134; doi:10.3390/biology2031110
Received: 4 June 2013; in revised form: 26 July 2013 / Accepted: 13 August 2013 / Published: 27 August 2013| Download PDF Full-text (787 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Effect of Aminophenyl and Aminothiahexyl α-D-Glycosides of the Manno-, Gluco-, and Galacto-Series on Type 1 Fimbriae-Mediated Adhesion of Escherichia coli
Biology 2013, 2(3), 1135-1149; doi:10.3390/biology2031135
Received: 15 July 2013; in revised form: 17 August 2013 / Accepted: 28 August 2013 / Published: 3 September 2013| Download PDF Full-text (630 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Biology 2013, 2(4), 1242-1267; doi:10.3390/biology2041242
Received: 30 July 2013; in revised form: 27 September 2013 / Accepted: 30 September 2013 / Published: 25 October 2013| Download PDF Full-text (425 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 6 September 2013