Advances in Comparative Immunology

  • Edwin L. Cooper

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xl
  2. From Prokaryotes to Urochordates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kurt Buchmann
      Pages 3-22
    3. Caroline V. Palmer, Nikki G. Traylor-Knowles
      Pages 51-93
    4. Eli Isael Maciel, Néstor J. Oviedo
      Pages 95-115
    5. Péter Engelmann, Kornélia Bodó, József Najbauer, Péter Németh
      Pages 135-159
    6. Martin Bilej, Petra Procházková, Radka Roubalová, František Škanta, Jiří Dvořák
      Pages 161-172
    7. Annalisa Grimaldi, Gianluca Tettamanti, Magda de Eguileor
      Pages 173-191
    8. Humberto Lanz-Mendoza, Jorge Contreras Garduño
      Pages 193-211
    9. Lage Cerenius, Kenneth Söderhäll
      Pages 213-224
    10. Marco Gerdol, Marta Gomez-Chiarri, Maria G. Castillo, Antonio Figueras, Graziano Fiorito, Rebeca Moreira et al.
      Pages 225-341
    11. Eric S. Loker, Christopher J. Bayne
      Pages 343-407
    12. L. Courtney Smith, Vincenzo Arizza, Megan A. Barela Hudgell, Gianpaolo Barone, Andrea G. Bodnar, Katherine M. Buckley et al.
      Pages 409-501
    13. Ayelet Voskoboynik, Aaron M. Newman, Mark Kowarsky, Irving L. Weissman
      Pages 503-519
    14. Nicolò Parrinello, Matteo Cammarata, Daniela Parrinello
      Pages 521-590
  3. From Cephalochordates to Vertebrates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 591-591
    2. Zhan Gao, Shicui Zhang
      Pages 593-635
    3. Teruyuki Nakanishi, Jun-ichi Hikima, Takashi Yada
      Pages 687-749
    4. Laura M. Zimmerman
      Pages 751-772
    5. Michelle L. Baker, Tony Schountz
      Pages 839-862
    6. Lisa M. Abegglen, Angela Fuery, Wendy K. Kiso, Dennis L. Schmitt, Paul D. Ling, Joshua D. Schiffman
      Pages 863-883
    7. Ryan D. Heimroth, Irene Salinas
      Pages 885-897
  4. Comparative Immunology: Future Paths, Climate Change, Environmental Influences, Cancer, Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 899-899
    2. Laura A. Schoenle, Cynthia J. Downs, Lynn B. Martin
      Pages 901-932
    3. Radka Roubalová, Barbara Płytycz, Petra Procházková, Natividad Isabel Navarro Pacheco, Martin Bilej
      Pages 933-951
    4. Annette F. Muttray, Katerina Vassilenko
      Pages 953-979
  5. L. Courtney Smith, Vincenzo Arizza, Megan A. Barela Hudgell, Gianpaolo Barone, Andrea G. Bodnar, Katherine M. Buckley et al.
    Pages E1-E1
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 1017-1048

About this book


Immunologists, perhaps understandably, most often concentrate on the human immune system, an anthropocentric focus that has resulted in a dearth of information about the immune function of all other species within the animal kingdom. However, knowledge of animal immune function could help not only to better understand human immunology, but perhaps more importantly, it could help to treat and avoid the blights that affect animals, which consequently affect humans. Take for example the mass death of honeybees in recent years – their demise, resulting in much less pollination, poses a serious threat to numerous crops, and thus the food supply. There is a similar disappearance of frogs internationally, signaling ecological problems, among them fungal infections.   

This book aims to fill this void by describing and discussing what is known about non-human immunology. It covers various major animal phyla, its chapters organized in a progression from the simplest unicellular organisms to the most complex vertebrates, mammals. Chapters are written by experts, covering the latest findings and new research being conducted about each phylum. 

Edwin L. Cooper is a Distinguished Professor in the Laboratory of Comparative Immunology, Department of Neurobiology at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine.


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  • Edwin L. Cooper
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Comparative Immunology, Department of NeurobiologyDavid Geffen School of Medicine, UCLALos AngelesUSA

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