Handbook of Vertebrate Immunology

Handbook of Vertebrate Immunology

1st Edition - May 21, 1998

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  • Editors: Paul-Pierre Pastoret, Philip Griebel, Hervé Bazin, André Govaerts
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780125464017
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080533766

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This unique book provides a comprehensive and comparative guide to the immune systems of major vertebrate species, including domestic and wild animals of veterinary or medical interest, fish and amphibia. Data in this essential reference work has been compiled by world-renowned editors and an international group of authors. For each species, the information is presented in a structured 'user-friendly' format allowing easy cross reference and comparison between the various species.This book will be considered the definitive reference work on vertebrate immunology and will be essential for scientists and professionals working in Immunology, Vaccinology or with Animal Models, for students of Veterinary or Human Medicine, Biology and researchers in Comparative Medicine and Physiology.

Key Features

Each section, devoted to a major animal group covers:

  • Lymphoid organs and their anatomical disposition
  • Leukocytes and their markers
  • Leukocyte traffic and associated molecules
  • Cytokines
  • T cell receptors
  • Immunoglobulins
  • MHC antigens
  • Ontogeny of the immune system
  • Passive transfer of immunity
  • Neonatal immune responses
  • Non-specific immunity
  • Complement system
  • Mucosal immunity
  • Immunodeficiencies
  • Tumours of the immune system
  • Autoimmunity


AUDIENCE: Research level immunologists, vaccinologists, immunopathologists, veterinarians and evolutionary biologists. Students, researchers and practitioners in human or veterinary medicine.

Table of Contents

  • P.P. Pastoret, P. Griebel, H. Bazin, and A. Govaerts, Introduction.
    C. Press, Immunology of Fishes.
    J. Charlemagne and A. Tournefier, Immunology of Amphibians.
    J.M. Sharma, Avian Immunology.
    F.G.M. Kroese, Immunology of the Rat.
    R. Mage, Immunology of the Lagomorphs.
    P. Felsburg, Immunology of the Dog.
    H. Lutz, Immunology of the Cat.
    H. Tabel, Immunology of the Mustelidae.
    D.P. Lunn, D. Hannant, and D.W. Horohov, Immunology of Horses and Donkeys.
    M.D. Pescovitz, Immunology of the Pig.
    R. Hamers and S. Muyldermans, Immunology of Camels and Llamas.
    B. Goddeeris, Immunology of Cattle.
    P.J. Griebel, Sheep Immunology and Goat Peculiarities.
    S.D. Carter, Immunology of the Buffalo.
    M.P. Defresne, The Mouse Model.
    J.Y. Cesbron, V. Leblond, and N. Delhem, The SCID Mouse Mutant: Definition and Potential Uses as a Model for Immune Disorders.
    P. Gianello, M. Soares, D. Latinne, and H. Bazin, Xenotransplantation.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 673
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1998
  • Published: May 21, 1998
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780125464017
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080533766

About the Editors

Paul-Pierre Pastoret

Professor Pastoret is a former Director of the Institute for Animal Health and is now a consultant to the BBSRC on animal health issues. He is an internationally renowned researcher, specialising in viral diseases and in immunology and vaccination, and was closely involved in the development of effective strategies for rabies control in Europe.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Liege, Belgium

Philip Griebel

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Sadkatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

Hervé Bazin

Hervé Bazin is Professeur Extraordinaire at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Louvain, Belgium.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Louvain, Faculty of Medicine, Experimental Immunology Unit, Brussels, Belgium

André Govaerts

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Brussels, Belgium

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