© 2001

Phylogenetic Perspectives on the Vertebrate Immune System

  • Gregory Beck
  • Manickam Sugumaran
  • Edwin L. Cooper

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 484)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. John J. Marchalonis, Miranda K. Adelman, Brian J. Zeitler, Paul M. Sarazin, P. Michael Jaqua, Samuel F. Schluter
    Pages 13-30
  3. Karen A. Beauregard, Nobel T. Truong, Haiyan Zhang, Wenyu Lin, Gregory Beck
    Pages 55-62
  4. Nobel T. Truong, Karen A. Beauregard, Haiyan Zhang, Wenyu Lin, Gregory Beck
    Pages 63-69
  5. Robert I. Lehrer, In Hee Lee, Lorenzo Menzel, Alan Waring, Chengquan Zhao
    Pages 71-76
  6. Jane V. Peppard, Patricia Loo, Matthew A. Sills, Lawrence Wennogle, Amy Wright, Shirley Pomponi et al.
    Pages 77-87
  7. C. J. Secombes, S. Bird, S. Hong, K. J. Laing, J. Zou
    Pages 89-94
  8. Valerie J. Smith, June R. S. Chisholm
    Pages 95-112
  9. Peter B. Armstrong, James P. Quigley
    Pages 141-160
  10. Hsiling Chili, Richard Paul Sorrentino, Shubha Govind
    Pages 161-167
  11. Edwin L. Cooper, Ellen Kauschke, Andrea Cossarizza
    Pages 169-183
  12. K. Inamori, T. Saito, D. Iwaki, T. Nagira, S. Iwanaga, F. Arisaka et al.
    Pages 185-190
  13. Xiao-Qiang Yu, Michael R. Kanost
    Pages 191-194
  14. S. Kawabata, H.G. Beisel, R. Huber, W. Bode, S. Gokudan, T. Muta et al.
    Pages 195-202

About this book


This book contains the proceedings of the first meeting on invertebrate immunity ever sponsored as a summer research conference by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). The conference was held in Copper Mountain, CO from July 11-16, 1999. It was a an extension of a New York Academy of Sciences meeting entitled "Primordial Immunity: Foundations for the Vertebrate Immune System" held on May 2-5,1993 at the Marine Biological Laboratories in Woods Hole, MA. The proceedings of that meeting were published in The Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (volume 712). At that meeting all the attendes agreed that this type of conference (a relatively small focused gathering) allowed for participation by investigators at all levels of their careers. We further agreed that we should search for a forum that would allow this meeting to continue. The FASEB Summer Research Conference was an excellent vehicle for this type of meeting. Furthermore, this year's participants decided to continue this meeting as a regularly scheduled FASEB sponsored event. This was a unique conference in the sense that it focused upon mechanisms of development and defense in protostome and deuterostome invertebrates and lower vertebrates. There was a strong emphasis on evolutionary cell biology, phylogenetic inferences and the evolution of recognition and regulatory systems.


Antigen Crustacea Mollusca biology development evolution phylogeny signal transduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Gregory Beck
    • 1
  • Manickam Sugumaran
    • 1
  • Edwin L. Cooper
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Massachusetts BostonBostonUSA
  2. 2.University of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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