Insect Immunology

Insect Immunology

1st Edition - December 18, 2007

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  • Editor: Nancy Beckage
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080556338
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123739766

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This work is the first book-length publication on the topic of insect immunology since 1991, complementing earlier works by offering a fresh perspective on current research. Interactions of host immune systems with both parasites and pathogens are presented in detail, as well as the genomics and proteomics, approaches which have been lacking in other publications. Beckage provides comprehensive coverage of topics important to medical researchers, including Drosophila as a model for studying cellular and humoral immune mechanisms, biochemical mediators of immunity, and insect blood cells and their functions.

Key Features

  • Encompasses the most important topics of insect immunology including mechanisms, genes, proteins, evolution and phylogeny
  • Provides comprehensive coverage of topics important to medical researchers including Drosophila as a model for studying cellular and humoral immune mechanisms, biochemical mediators of immunity, and insect blood cells and their functions
  • Most up-to-date information published with contributions from international leaders in the field

Readership

Industry and government scientists in areas related to entomology, immunology, vector biology and disease transmission, pattern recognition processes, pathology, physiology, and biochemistry; medically-oriented immunologists, cell biologists and hematologists; upper level undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers.

Table of Contents

  • Preface: An Insect's Perspective on Immunity

    1: Insect and Vertebrate Immunity: Key Similarities versus Differences
    Otto Schmidt, Ulrich Theopold and Nancy E. Beckage

    2: Insect Hemocytes and their Role in Immunity
    Michael R. Strand

    3: Eicosanoid Actions in Insect Immunology
    David W. Stanley and Jon S. Miller

    4: Phenoloxidases in Insect Immunity
    Michael R. Kanost and Maureen J. Gorman

    5: Evidence for Specificity and Memory in the Insect Innate Immune Response
    Linh N. Pham and David S. Schneider

    6: Bidirectional Connections Between the Immune System and the Nervous System in Insects
    Shelley Anne Adamo

    7: Bloodfeeding as an Interface of Mammalian and Arthropod Immunity
    Leyla Akman-Anderson, Yoram Vodovotz, Ruben Zamora, and Shirley Luckhart

    8: Mosquito Immunity to the Malaria Parasite
    Lindsey S. Garver, Luke Baton and George Dimopoulos

    9: Insect Immunity to Viruses
    Wendy O. Sparks, Lyric C. Bartholomay and Byrony C. Bonning

    10: Parasitoid Polydnaviruses and Insect Immunity
    Nancy E. Beckage

    11: Insect Immune Recognition and Suppression
    Otto Schmidt

    12: RNAi and the Insect Immune System
    Stuart E. Reynolds and Ioannis Eleftherianos

    13: Epilogue: Pathways into the Future of Insect Immunology
    Nancy E. Beckage

Product details

  • No. of pages: 360
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2007
  • Published: December 18, 2007
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080556338
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123739766

About the Editor

Nancy Beckage

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, Department of Entomology, Riverside, USA

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