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Handbook of Vertebrate Immunology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125464017, 9780080533766

Handbook of Vertebrate Immunology

1st Edition

Editors: Paul-Pierre Pastoret Philip Griebel Hervé Bazin André Govaerts
Hardcover ISBN: 9780125464017
eBook ISBN: 9780080533766
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 21st May 1998
Page Count: 673
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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.


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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


"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

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