Antimicrobial Agents and Intracellular Pathogens is the first book devoted to the relationships among intracellular pathogens, antibiotics, and cells. The book is divided into two sections. Part One describes the effects of antibiotics on uninfected and infected phagocytic cells, the subcellular location of antibiotic compounds, the subcellular compartment of intracellular microorganisms multiplication, and the vectorization of antibiotics.
Part Two focuses on intracellular pathogens used as paradigms, including strict intracellular bacteria and antibiotics such as Chlamydia, Rickettsia, Ehrlichia, and Coxiella burnetii; facultative intracellular bacteria and antibiotics such as Legionella and Mycobacteria; and intracellular protozoa and antimicrobial agents, such as Leishmania, Trypnonosoma, and Toxoplasma. This book will be an important reference for microbiologists, clinical microbiologists, infectious disease experts, and researchers in pharmaceutical companies involved in antibiotic development.