BIO 346 Human Biology (K. Kalthoff)

References to Topic 08: Warfare of Infectious Diseases


Easy Readings

Barry C.E. and Cheung M.S. (2009) New tactics against tuberculosis. Scient.Amer. Mar 2009: 62-69
Diamond J. (1992) The arrow of disease. Discover Oct. 1992: 64-73.
Diamond J. (1997) Guns, Germs, and Steel. New York: Norton
Caldwell J.C. and Caldwell P. (1996) The African AIDS epidemic. Scient.Amer. March 1996: 62-68
Levy S.B. (1998) The challenge of antibiotic resistance. Scient.Amer. Mar. 1998: 46-53
Walker B.D. (2012) Secrets of the HIV controllers: A rare group of HIV-positive individuals need no medicine to keep the virus in chaeck. Their good fortune could point the way to more powerful medicines --and perhaps a vaccine. Scient.Amer. July 2012: 44-51

Intermediate Readings

Black F.L. (1992) Why did they die? Science 258: 1739-1740
Bull J. and Dykhuizen D.(2003) Epidemics-in-waiting. Nature 426: 609-610
Campbell A.M. and Heyer L.J. (2003) Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics. San Francisco: Benjamin Cummings
Deitsch K.W. and Hviid L. (2004) Variant surface antigens, virulence genes, and the pathogenesis of malaria.   Trends in Parasitology 20: 562-566
Dobson A.P. and Carper E.R. (1996) Infectious diseases and human population history. BioScience 46: 115-126
Khachatourians G.G. (1998) Agricultural use of antibiotics in the evolution and transfer of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Canad. Med. Assoc. J. 159: 1129-1136
Levin B.R., Lipsitch M., and Bonhoeffer S. (1999) Population biology, evolution, and infectious disease: Convergence and synthesis. Science 283: 806-809
Miller L.H., Baruch D.A., Marsh K. and Doumbo O.K. (2002) The pathogenic basis of malaria. Nature 415: 673-679
Morens D.M., Folkers G.K., and Fauci A.S. (2004) The challenge of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.   Nature 415: 242-249
Murphy F.A. (1996) The public health risk of animal organ and tissue transplantation into humans. Science 273: 746-747
Palumbi S.R. (2001) Humans as the world's greatest evolutionary force. Science 293: 1786-1790
Payne D.J. (2008) Desperately seeking new antibiotics. Science 321: 1644-1645
Weiss R.A. and Jaffe H.W. (1990) Duesberg, HIV, and AIDS. Nature 345: 659-660
Williams G.C. and Nesse R.M. (1991) The dawn of Darwinian medicine. Quarterly Rev.Biol. 66: 1-22
Witte W. (1998) Medical consequences of antibiotic use in agriculture. Science 279: 996-997

Advanced Readings

Antia R., Regoes R.R., Koella J.C. and Bergstrom C.T. (2003) The role of evolution in the emergence of infectious diseases. Nature 426: 658-661. See also commentary by Bull J. and Dykhuizen (2003) Epidemics-in-waiting. Nature 426: 609-610
Bamshad M.J. et al. (2002) A strong signature of balancing selection in the 5' cis-regulatory region of CCR5. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S. 99: 10539-10544
Beaber J.W., Hochhut B. and Waldor M.K. (2004) SOS response promotes horizontal dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes. Nature 427: 72-74
Carey A.F. et al. (2010) Odorant reception in the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae. Nature 464: 66-71
Crawford P.C. et al. (2005) Transmission of equine influenza to dogs. Science 310: 482-485
Deitsch K.W. and Hviid L. (2004) Variant surface antigens, virulence genes and the pathogenesis of malaria. Trends Parasitol. 20: 562-566
Eaton W.A. and Hofrichter J. (1995) The biophysics of sickle cell hydroxyurea therapy. Science 268: 1142-1143
Friedman M.J. (1978) Erythrocytic mechanism of sickle cell resistence to malaria. Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 75: 1994-1997
Gabriel S.E., Brigman K.N., Koller B.H., Boucher R.C., and Stutts M.J. (1994) Cystic Fibrosis heterozygote resistance to cholera toxin in the cystic fibrosis mouse model. Science 266: 107-109
Gonzales et al. (2005) The Influence of CCL3L1 gene-containing segmental duplications on HIV-1/AIDS susceptibility. Science 307: 1434-1440
Heeney J.L., Dalgleish A.G. and Weiss R.A. (2006) Origins of HIV and the evolution of resistance to AIDS. Science 313: 462-466
Nuermberger E.L. and Bishai W.R. (2004) Antibiotic resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae: What does the future hold? Clin. Infect. Diseases 38 (Suppl. 4): S363-S371

Reed M.B. et al. (2004) A glycolipid of hypervirulent tuberculosis strains that inhibits the innate immune response. Nature 431: 84-87
Reiter CD, Wang X, Tanus-Santos JE, Hogg N, Cannon RO, Schechter AN, Gladwin MT. (2002) Cell-free hemoglobin limits nitric oxide bioavailability in sickle-cell disease. Nature Med. 8: 1383-1389.
Rubin R.J. et al. (1999) The economic impact of Staphylococcus aureus infection in New York City hospitals. Emerging Infectious Diseases 5: 9-17
Ruwende C. et al. (1995) Natural selection of hemi- and heterozygotes for G6PD defiency in Africa by resistance to severe malaria. Nature 376: 246-249


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