Bacterial Stress Responses

Bacterial Stress Responses
Gisela Storz & Regine Hengge
Publisher: ASM Press
Release at: 2011
Pages: 524
Second Edition
File Size: 16 MB
File Type: pdf
Language: English

Description of Bacterial Stress Responses

A decade has passed since the first edition of the Bacterial Stress Responses book was published, and the time has come for a new edition. Reflecting back, an astonishing amount has been learned about bacterial stress responses in the past ten years. Major developments include new ways of thinking about regulation. It has become clear that there is far more posttranscriptional regulation than initially imagined, by regulatory small RNAs and riboswitches as well as by proteolysis. 

The genome-wide identification of transcription regulators and their target genes in a broad range of organisms has also allowed scientists to think about regulatory networks on a much larger scale. General regulatory principles, which have come to be better understood and underlie all stress responses, are the focus of the first section of the new edition.

Content of Bacterial Stress Responses

I. General Principles

1. Structure and Evolution of Transcriptional Regulatory Networks • 3
Guilhem Chalancon and M. Madan Babu

2. Architecture and Dynamics of Transcriptional Networks • 17
Anat Bren and Uri Alon

3. Regulation by Alternative Sigma Factors • 31
John D. Helmann

4. The Role of Two-Component Transduction Systems in Bacterial Stress Responses • 45
Michael T. Laub

5. Roles of mRNA Stability, Translational Regulation, and Small RNAs in Stress Response
Regulation • 59
Susan Gottesman

6. Role of Proteolysis and Chaperones in Stress Response and Regulation • 75
Kürs ̧ad Turgay

II. Specific Stress Responses

7. Cellular Response to Heat Shock and Cold Shock • 93
Bentley Lim and Carol A. Gross

8. Envelope Stress • 115
Sarah E. Ades, Jennifer D. Hayden, and Mary E. Laubacher

9. Osmotic Stress • 133
Janet M. Wood

10. Sensing and Responding to Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species • 157
Gisela Storz and Stephen Spiro

11. Global Responses of Bacteria to Oxygen Deprivation • 175
Patricia J. Kiley and Timothy J. Donohue

12. Sensing Metals: the Versatility of Fur • 191
Sun-Shin Cha, Jung-Ho Shin, and Jung-Hye Roe

13. The DNA Damage Response • 205
Susan T. Lovett

III. General Stress Responses

14. The Stringent Response • 231
Emmanuelle Bouveret and Aurélia Battesti

15. The General Stress Response in Gram-Negative Bacteria • 251
Regine Hengge

16. The General Stress Response in Alphaproteobacteria • 291
Anne Francez-Charlot, Julia Frunzke, and Julia A. Vorholt

17. The General Stress Response in Bacillus subtilis and Related Gram-Positive
Bacteria • 301
Chester W. Price

18. Resistance of Bacterial Spores • 319
Peter Setlow

19. Protection against Foreign DNA • 333
Philippe Horvath and Rodolphe Barrangou

20. More than Just a Quorum: Integration of Stress and Other Environmental Cues in Acyl-Homoserine Lactone Signaling • 349
Brett Mellbye and Martin Schuster

21. Biofilms • 365
Hera Vlamakis and Roberto Kolter

22. Persister Bacteria • 375
Nathalie Q. Balaban

IV. Pathogenic Responses

23. Bacterial Responses to the Host Cell • 385
Alfonso Felipe-López and Michael Hensel

24. Phase Variation • 399
Marjan W. van der Woude and Sarah E. Broadbent

V. Bacteria Thriving in Stressful Environments

25. Metamicrobiology: Analyzing Microbial Behavior at the Community Level • 419
Jo Handelsman

26. Life at the Extremes of Temperature • 425
Charles Gerday

27. Comparative Genomics of Stress Response Systems in Deinococcus Bacteria • 445
Kira S. Makarova and Michael J. Daly

VI. Applications of Stress Response Studies

28. Redox Mechanisms and Reactive Oxygen Species in Antibiotic Action and
Resistance • 461
Inas J. Radhi and Gerard D. Wright

29. Applications of Stress Response Studies: Biofuel Production • 473
James B. McKinlay and Caroline S. Harwood

30. Microbial Bioremediation of Chemical Pollutants: How Bacteria Cope with Multi-Stress
Environmental Scenarios • 481
Victor de Lorenzo and Herminia Loza-Tavera

Index • 493

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