© 2012

Sensing in Nature

  • Carlos López-Larrea

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 739)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Wolfgang Schumann
    Pages 1-16
  3. Jarmo K. Holopainen, James D. Blande
    Pages 17-31
  4. Michelle O. Krasnec, Michael D. Breed
    Pages 78-92
  5. Roswitha Wiltschko, Wolfgang Wiltschko
    Pages 126-141
  6. Kara L. Marshall, Ellen A. Lumpkin
    Pages 142-155
  7. Gerald H. Jacobs
    Pages 156-172
  8. Heather K. Caldwell
    Pages 187-205
  9. Leslie A. Knapp, Simeon H. S. Innocent
    Pages 218-236
  10. Ramón M. Rodríguez, Antonio López-Vázquez, Carlos López-Larrea
    Pages 237-251
  11. Ulrich Mahlknecht, Barbara Zschoernig
    Pages 252-261
  12. Lei Shi, Tzumin Lee
    Pages 262-275
  13. Ann B. Butler
    Pages 291-309

About this book


Biological systems are an emerging discipline that may provide integrative tools by assembling the hierarchy of interactions among genes, proteins and molecular networks involved in sensory systems. The aim of this volume is to provide a picture, as complete as possible, of the current state of knowledge of sensory systems in nature. The presentation in this book lies at the intersection of evolutionary biology, cell and molecular biology, physiology and genetics. Sensing in Nature is written by a distinguished panel of specialists and is intended to be read by biologists, students, scientific investigators and the medical community.


Cell Biology Cell Genetics Cell Physiology Evolutionary Biology López-Larrea Molecular Biology Sensory Systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Carlos López-Larrea
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ImmunologyHospital Universitario Central de AsturiasOviedoSpain

About the editors

Carlos Lopez‑Larrea is Professor of Immunology (Oviedo, Spain) and currently Head of the Department of Immunology at the Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias (Oviedo, Spain). He is a world expert on spondyloarthropathies (SpA), in particular MHC and genetic factors that influence the development of the disease. The main research interests of his group also currently include the study of epigenetic mechanisms involved in autoimmune diseases and the role of innate immunity in organ transplantation tolerance. He is a member of several international scientific organizations and board member of several scientific journals. He has published more than 150 international papers and book chapters related to immunology and spondylaorthropathies.

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