The Evolution of the Immune System

The Evolution of the Immune System : Conservation and Diversification

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The Evolution of the Immune System: Conservation and Diversification is the first book of its kind that prompts a new perspective when describing and considering the evolution of the immune system. Its unique approach summarizes, updates, and provides new insights on the different immune receptors, soluble factors, and immune cell effectors.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10.16mm | 610g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128019751
  • 9780128019757

Table of contents

THE PLAYERS OF CELL-BASED IMMUNITY IN METAZOANS 1. Hematopoiesis and hemocytes in Arthropods and Molluscs 2. Origin and functions of Tunicate hemocytes 3. The lymphocyte-like system of lamprey 4. The evolution of lymphocytes in Gnathostomata

THE EVOLUTION OF IMMUNE-RELATED SOLUBLE FACTORS 5. Vertebrate cytokines and their evolution 6. The evolution of complement system functions and pathways in vertebrates 7. Antiviral Immunity: origin and evolution in vertebrates 8. Evolutionary-conserved traits of lectins in the immune response 9. Origin and evolution of the neuro-immune cross talk in immunity

THE EVOLUTION OF DIVERSITY IN IMMUNE SYSTEM 10. The evolutionary history and the immune-related roles of Dscam in arthropods 11. Functions and diversity of fibrinogen-related domains in evolution 12. The Sp185/333 proteins and their involvement in immunity 13. The evolution of Toll-like receptor system 14. The evolution of Major Histocompatibility Complex in teleosts 15. The evolution of vertebrate mucosal immune responses to pathogens and microbiota
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About Davide Malagoli

Dr. Davide Malagoli has a PhD on Evolutionary Biology and was previously a researcher for the Comparative and Molecular Immunology Lab (Department of Biology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy). He is presently an Aggregate Professor of Comparative Anatomy at the Department of Life Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy). His current research focus is on mechanisms and evolution of the immune and stress response as well as the basis of cell death in invertebrates. Dr. Malagoli is a member of the Italian Association of the Developmental and Comparative Immunology and the International Association of the Developmental and Comparative Immunology, and is an invited speaker in national and international meetings focused on Comparative Immunology themes. He has also written numerous articles and reviews on Comparative Immunology themes and edited numerous books on the subject.
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