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.
Each section, devoted to a major animal group covers:
- Lymphoid organs and their anatomical disposition
- Leukocytes and their markers
- Leukocyte traffic and associated molecules
- T cell receptors
- MHC antigens
- Ontogeny of the immune system
- Passive transfer of immunity
- Neonatal immune responses
- Non-specific immunity
- Complement system
- Mucosal immunity
- Tumours of the immune system
AUDIENCE: Research level immunologists, vaccinologists, immunopathologists, veterinarians and evolutionary biologists. Students, researchers and practitioners in human or veterinary medicine.
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. Conclusions. Glossary. Index.
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- © Academic Press 1998
- 21st May 1998
- Academic Press
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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.
University of Liege, Belgium
University of Sadkatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
Hervé Bazin is Professeur Extraordinaire at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Louvain, Belgium.
University of Louvain, Faculty of Medicine, Experimental Immunology Unit, Brussels, Belgium
University of Brussels, Belgium
"This comprehensive publication compiled by an international team of renowned immunologists is a successful attempt to present an updated view on immune systems of most important species of wild, domestic, and laboratory animals. An enormous amount of basic and practical information contained in the treatise is indispensable for scientists working in different areas of immunology. The volume is lavishly illustrated and a lot of useful information is presented in concise, tabular form. The Handbook of Vertebrate Immunology is a very timely publication and it is highly recommended to all immunologists." --IMMUNOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS