The Evolution of the Immune System

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. Helps the reader gain a modern idea of the evolution of the immune systems in pluricellular organisms Provides a complete overview of the most studied and hot topics in comparative and evolutionary immunology Reflects the organisation of the immune system (cell-based, humoral [innate], humoral [adaptive]) without introducing further and misleading levels of organization Brings concepts and ideas on the evolution of the immune system to a wide readership

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  • Author : Davide Malagoli
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 384 pages
  • ISBN : 012802013X
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The Evolution of the Immune System

The Evolution of the Immune System
  • Author : Davide Malagoli
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 21 July 2016
GET THIS BOOKThe Evolution of the Immune System

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. Helps the reader gain a modern idea of the evolution of the immune systems in pluricellular organisms Provides a complete overview of the most studied and hot topics in

Janeway's Immunobiology

Janeway's Immunobiology
  • Author : Kenneth Murphy,Paul Travers,Mark Walport,Peter Walter
  • Publisher : Garland Science
  • Release : 22 June 2010
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The Janeway's Immunobiology CD-ROM, Immunobiology Interactive, is included with each book, and can be purchased separately. It contains animations and videos with voiceover narration, as well as the figures from the text for presentation purposes.

Amphioxus Immunity

Amphioxus Immunity
  • Author : An-Long Xu
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 31 December 2015
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Amphioxus Immunity: Tracing the Origin of Human Immunity covers a remarkable range of information about Amphioxus and its evolutionary context. This compilation of what is currently known about Amphioxus, with a sharp focus on its immune system, includes 13 topics, such as: Amphioxus as a model for understanding the evolution of vertebrates basic knowledge of immunology immune organs and cells of amphioxus a genomic and transcriptomic view of the Amphioxus immunity pattern recognition system in Amphioxus transcription factors in Amphioxus the

Changing Views of the Evolution of Immunity

Changing Views of the Evolution of Immunity
  • Author : Gary W. Litman,Larry J. Dishaw
  • Publisher : Frontiers E-books
  • Release : 22 January 2014
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The multitude of cells, signaling pathways, receptors, novel genetic recombination mechanisms and interactive pathways of receptor function and cell differentiation that constitute the vertebrate adaptive immune system are integrally linked with the multicomponent innate immune system. At first glance, the levels of complexity seen in both systems at the phylogenetic level of mammals present what seem to be insurmountable hurdles in terms of achieving a systematic understanding of the evolution of immunity. New research directions and approaches suggest that resolution

Host and Microbe Adaptations in the Evolution of Immunity

Host and Microbe Adaptations in the Evolution of Immunity
  • Author : Larry J. Dishaw,Gary W. Litman
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release : 31 December 2019
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The evolution of metazoans has been accompanied by new interfaces with the microbial environment that include biological barriers and surveillance by specialized cell types. Increasingly complex organisms require increased capacities to confront pathogens, achieved by co-evolution of recognition mechanisms and regulatory pathways. Two distinct but interactive forms of immunity have evolved. Innate immunity, shared by all metazoans, is traditionally viewed as simple and non-specific. Adaptive immunity possesses the capacity to anticipate new infectious challenges and recall previous exposures; the most

Evolutionary Concepts in Immunology

Evolutionary Concepts in Immunology
  • Author : Robert Jack,Louis Du Pasquier
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 13 June 2019
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Immunology is a nodal subject that links many areas of biology. It permeates the biosciences, and also plays crucial roles in diagnosis and therapy in areas of clinical medicine ranging from the control of infectious and autoimmune diseases to tumour therapy. Monoclonal antibodies and small molecule modulators of immunity are major factors in the pharmaceutical industry and now constitute a multi billion dollar business. Students in these diverse areas are frequently daunted by the complexity of immunology and the astonishing

The Past and the Future of Human Immunity Under Viral Evolutionary Pressure

The Past and the Future of Human Immunity Under Viral Evolutionary Pressure
  • Author : Gkikas Magiorkinis,Tara P. Hurst
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release : 04 December 2019
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There is a long-standing evolutionary battle between viruses and their hosts that continues to be waged. The evidence of this conflict can be found on both sides, with the human immune system being responsive to new viral challenges and viruses having developed often sophisticated countermeasures. The “arms race” between viruses and hosts can be thought as an example of the “Red Queen” race, an evolutionary hypothesis inspired from the dialogue of Alice with the Red Queen in Lewis Carroll’s “

Self and Nonself

Self and Nonself
  • Author : Carlos López-Larrea
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 07 March 2012
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In 1960 Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet received the Noble Prize in Physiology and Medicine. He titled his Nobel Lecture “Immunological Recognition of Self” emphasizing the central argument of immunological tolerance in “How does the vertebrate organism recognize self from nonself in this the immunological sense—and how did the capacity evolve.” The concept of self is linked to the concept of biological self identity. All organisms, from bacteria to higher animals, possess recognition systems to defend themselves from nonself. Even in

Innate Immunity of Plants, Animals and Humans

Innate Immunity of Plants, Animals and Humans
  • Author : Holger Heine
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 07 December 2007
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This book has been cunningly designed to provide an overview of our current knowledge about the innate immune systems of these three types of organisms. It not only covers the innate immune mechanisms and responses of such diverse organisms as plants, Cnidaria, Drosophila, urochordates and zebrafish, but also the major receptor systems in mammalians and humans. It delves too into the central defense mechanisms, antimicrobial peptides and the complement system.

Fundamentals of Inflammation

Fundamentals of Inflammation
  • Author : Charles N. Serhan,Peter A. Ward,Derek W. Gilroy
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 26 April 2010
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The acute inflammatory response is the body's first system of alarm signals that are directed toward containment and elimination of microbial invaders. Uncontrolled inflammation has emerged as a pathophysiologic basis for many widely occurring diseases in the general population. This book provides an introduction to the cell types, chemical mediators, and general mechanisms of the host's first response to invasion.

Immunity

Immunity
  • Author : Alfred I. Tauber
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 02 January 2017
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Modern immunology traditionally conceives of the immune system as providing defense against pathogens. Alfred I. Tauber criticizes this conception of immunity as too narrow, because it discounts much of the immune system's other normal functions. These include active tolerance of nutritional exchanges with the environment and the stabilization of cooperative relationships with resident micro-organisms. An expanded account extends immunity's functional role from singular 'defense' to broadened discernment of environmental 'exchange.' This ecological perspective has profound theoretical implications, for the

Immunology and Evolution of Infectious Disease

Immunology and Evolution of Infectious Disease
  • Author : Steven A. Frank
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 06 October 2020
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From HIV to influenza, the battle between infectious agents and the immune system is at the heart of disease. Knowledge of how and why parasites vary to escape recognition by the immune system is central to vaccine design, the control of epidemics, and our fundamental understanding of parasite ecology and evolution. As the first comprehensive synthesis of parasite variation at the molecular, population, and evolutionary levels, this book is essential reading for students and researchers throughout biology and biomedicine. The

The Primordial VRM System and the Evolution of Vertebrate Immunity

The Primordial VRM System and the Evolution of Vertebrate Immunity
  • Author : John Stewart
  • Publisher : R G Landes Company
  • Release : 25 January 1994
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This book discusses the evolutionary origin of immunoglobulins and T-cell receptors. The complex interactions between B and T cells in response to external antigens are the major focus of contemporary immunology. This book argues that these interactions may be relatively late evolutionary developments, due to the redeployment of a system invented for other reasons. In other words immunoglobulins did not arise in evolution to fight infection. The author theorizes that the system of variable region moleculars (VRM) arose at the