Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Jeffrey Rogers, Michael C. Mahaney, Laura A. Cox
    Pages 1-19
  3. Linda Brent
    Pages 21-34
  4. Gene B. Hubbard
    Pages 35-55
  5. Steven R. Leigh
    Pages 57-88
  6. Erika K. Honoré, Suzette D. Tardif
    Pages 89-110
  7. Richard Eberle, Uriel Blas-Machado, Roman F. Wolf, Gary L. White
    Pages 111-138
  8. Thomas M. D’Hooghe, Cleophas K. Kyama, Jason M. Mwenda
    Pages 139-156
  9. Andrew G. Hendrickx, Pamela E. Peterson
    Pages 157-178
  10. Bradley A. Yoder, Donald C. McCurnin, Jacqueline J. Coalson
    Pages 179-205
  11. Leslea J. Hlusko, Michael C. Mahaney
    Pages 207-223
  12. David L. Rainwater, John L. VandeBerg
    Pages 225-236
  13. Peter W. Nathanielsz, Mark J. Nijland, Christian H. Nevill, Susan L. Jenkins, Gene B. Hubbard, Thomas J. McDonald et al.
    Pages 237-253
  14. Glen E. Mott, Douglas S. Lewis
    Pages 255-264
  15. John R. Blair-West, Derek A. Denton, Robert E. Shade, Richard S. Weisinger
    Pages 265-283
  16. Charles S. Lieber, Maria A. Leo, Leonore M. DeCarli
    Pages 285-301
  17. Robert D. Hienz, Elise M. Weerts
    Pages 303-325
  18. Kevin J. Black, Tamara Hershey, Stephen M. Moerlein, Joel S. Perlmutter
    Pages 327-350
  19. C. Ákos Szabó, M. Michelle Leland, Koyle D. Knape, Jeff T. Williams
    Pages 351-370
  20. Leonard L. Bailey
    Pages 371-380
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 381-391

About this book


Building on the foundation of two earlier volumes, The Baboon in Biomedical Research returns in an updated edition that presents the variety of uses and the importance of the baboon in biomedical research today. With contributions from leading researchers who use the baboon model, the new edition, edited by John L. VandeBerg, Suzette D. Tardif, and Sarah Williams-Blangero, provides a cogent introduction to this nonhuman primate model and serves as a valuable guide for researchers as well as laboratory animal veterinarians.

The volume begins with a chapter on the baboon gene map, the first genetic linkage map developed for any nonhuman primate species. Subsequent chapters present the results of decades of research on basic biological characteristics of baboons: microbiology, reproductive biology, growth and development, behavior, and spontaneous pathology. The remaining chapters summarize the scientific contributions of baboons as models of human diseases or physiological or developmental characteristics, including neonatal lung disease, dental development, dyslipidemia and atherosclerosis, pregnancy, ingestive behaviors, infant nutrition, alcoholic liver disease, drug abuse, neuroimaging, epilepsy, and xenotransplantation. The baboon already has a 50-year history of significant contributions as a model for human states of health and disease. This volume highlights the exciting research that is currently being conducted with this animal model and suggests future directions for the baboon in biomedical research.


Animal Model Baboon Dyslipidemia Genetic Linkage Neuroimaging Reproductive Biology development embryology primates research

Editors and affiliations

  • John L. VandeBerg
    • 1
  • Sarah Williams-Blangero
    • 2
  • Suzette D. Tardif
    • 1
  1. 1.Southwest National Primate Research CenterSan AntonioUSA
  2. 2.Southwest Foundation for Biomedical ResearchSan AntonioUSA

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