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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.

Table of contents :

Front matter,Copyright,Dedication,Contributors,PrefaceEntitled to full textChapter 1 – Hematopoiesis and Hemocytes in Pancrustacean and Molluscan Models, Pages 1-28, Valerie J. Smith, Alice Accorsi, Davide Malagoli
Chapter 2 – Origin and Functions of Tunicate Hemocytes, Pages 29-49, Francesca Cima, Nicola Franchi, Loriano Ballarin
Chapter 3 – Lymphocyte Populations in Jawless Vertebrates: Insights Into the Origin and Evolution of Adaptive Immunity, Pages 51-67, Yoichi Sutoh, Masanori Kasahara
Chapter 4 – The Evolution of Lymphocytes in Ectothermic Gnathostomata, Pages 69-86, Giuseppe Scapigliati, Francesco Buonocore
Chapter 5 – Vertebrate Cytokines and Their Evolution, Pages 87-150, Christopher J. Secombes, Tiehui Wang, Steve Bird
Chapter 6 – The Evolution of Complement System Functions and Pathways in Vertebrates, Pages 151-171, Miki Nakao, Tomonori Somamoto
Chapter 7 – Antiviral Immunity: Origin and Evolution in Vertebrates, Pages 173-204, Jun Zou, Rosario Castro, Carolina Tafalla
Chapter 8 – Lectins as Innate Immune Recognition Factors: Structural, Functional, and Evolutionary Aspects, Pages 205-224, Gerardo R. Vasta
Chapter 9 – Origin and Evolution of the Neuro-Immune Cross-Talk in Immunity, Pages 225-240, Enzo Ottaviani
Chapter 10 – The Immune-Related Roles and the Evolutionary History of Dscam in Arthropods, Pages 241-274, Sophie A.O. Armitage, Daniela Brites
Chapter 11 – Structural and Functional Diversity of Fibrinogen-Related Domains, Pages 275-294, Russell F. Doolittle
Chapter 12 – Genomic Instability and Shared Mechanisms for Gene Diversification in Two Distant Immune Gene Families: The Plant NBS-LRR Genes and the Echinoid 185/333 Genes, Pages 295-310, Matan Oren, Megan A. Barela Hudgell, Preethi Golconda, Cheng Man Lun, L. Courtney Smith
Chapter 13 – The Evolution of the Toll-Like Receptor System, Pages 311-330, Carlos G.P. Voogdt, Jos P.M. van Putten
Chapter 14 – The Evolution of Major Histocompatibility Complex in Teleosts, Pages 331-349, Masaru Nonaka, Mayumi I. Nonaka
Subject Index, Pages 351-362

Product information

Publisher‏:‎Academic Press; 1st edition (June 3, 2016)
Paperback‏:‎384 pages
Item Weight‏:‎1.34 pounds
Dimensions‏:‎6 x 0.9 x 9 inches


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