All aspects of the relationship between the elaboration of exoenzymes and the virulence of bacteria are addressed in the following pages. The authors have provided the most current information available in their areas of expertise. In circumstances where definitive information is lacking, the speculations of the authors should prove interesting to the reader.
1. Enzymes, Nutrition and Virulence 2. ADPribosylating Enzymes as Virulence Factors 3. Pseudomonas Proteases 4. Microbial IgA Preteases 5. Hydrolytic Enzymes as Virulence Factors of Anaerobic Bacteria 6. Streptococcal Enzymes and Virulence 7. Staphylococcal Enyzmes and Virulence