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Editors: Mathis Durand and Clara V. Morel
Book Description:
The innate immune system comprises the cells and mechanisms that defend the host from infection by other organisms, in a non-specific manner. This means that the cells of the innate system recognize, and respond to, pathogens in a generic way, but unlike the adaptive immune system, it does not confer long-lasting or protective immunity to the host. Innate immune systems provide immediate defense against infection, and are found in all classes of plant and animal life.The innate system is thought to constitute an evolutionarily older defense strategy, and is the dominant immune system found in plants, fungi, insects, and in primitive multicellular organisms. This book gathers the latest research in the field.

Table of Contents:

Expert Commentary

^Physiological Response and Constitutive Expression of
Interferons: Roles and Functions pp. 1-11
(Massimo Amadori, Department of Immunoprophylaxis and Animal Welfare, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell’Emilia-Romagna, Brescia, Italy)

Research and Review Studies

Seasonality of Innate Immunity; Evolutionary Aspects and Latest Updates pp. 13-45
(Raine Kortet, Section of Ecology, Department of Biology, University of Oulu, Finland, Anssi Vainikka, Institute of Coastal Research, Swedish Board of Fisheries, Iregrund, Sweden)

Regulation of Innate Immunity by Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Phosphatases pp. 47-62
(Yongliang Zhang and Chen Dong, Department of Immunology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas)

^ How Aging Impacts Innate Immunity pp. 63-72
(Anshu Agrawal, Division of Basic and Clinical Immunology,
University of California)

Four Innate Systems of Immunogenesis pp. 73-92
(Sergey N. Rumyantsev, L.V. Bobrakova, L.V.Percus
Andent Inc., Waukegan, IL, USA)

The Origin of Autoimmune Diseases: An Evolutionary Point Of View pp. 93-108
(Alberto Halabe Bucay, Hospital Angeles Lomas Av Vialidad de la Barranca, Mexico)

Fading Frontiers: The Way Innate Immune Cells and Molecular Components Affect Adaptive Immune Responses pp. 109-138
(Engelmann Péter, Department of Immunology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Pecs, Hungary, Talabér Gergely, Bovári Judit, Czömpöly Tamás, Kvell Krisztián, Berki Timea, Németh Péter, Department of Immunology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Pecs, Hungary)

Adaptive Implications of Immune-to-Brain Interactions pp. 139-163
(Arnaud Aubert, Julien Renault, DESCO, Faculté des Sciences,
Parc de Grandmont, France)

Innate Immune Activation and Regulation of Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells pp. 165-190
(Wei Cao, Department of Immunology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA)

Clinical Exploitations of Quantitative Analysis of Complement/Fcy-Receptors on Human Phagocytes pp. 191-223
(Jari Nuutila, University of Turku, Department of Biochemistry
Vatselankatu, Finland)

Membrane Tubulovesicular Extensions (Cytonemes) of Human Neutrophils and Their Role in Neutrophil Adhesion and Phagocytosis. Long-Distance Catching of Bacteria as Alternative of Phagocytosis pp. 225-247
(Svetlana I. Galkina, Marina A. Pushkareva, Galina F. Sudina, A.N. Belozersky Institute, Russia, et al.)

Innate Antiviral Immune Sensors pp. 249-259
(Philippe Georgel, Seiamak Bahram, Laboratoire d'ImmunoGénétique Moléculaire Humaine, Centre de Recherche en Immunologie et Hématologie, Faculté de Médecine, France, Philippe George, Faculté de Phamacie, Université Louis Pasteur, France, et al.)

Interferon Regulatory Factor 3: A Key Regulator in The Innate Response to Bacterial and Viral Pathogens pp. 261-299
(Ryan S. Noyce, Departments of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, Karen L. Mossman, Departments of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, Sciences, Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Patrick Paladino, Sciences, Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada)

Innate Immune Response in Human Trypanosomatidae Infections pp. 301-324
(Renato Sathler-Avelar, Danielle Marquete Vitelli-Avelar, Andréa Teixeira-Carvalho, Olindo Assis Martins-Filho, Laboratório de Biomarcadores de Diagnóstico e Monitoração, Brasil, Vanessa Peruhype-Magalhães, Laboratório de Pesquisas Clínicas, Brasil)

The Role of Platelets in Defence against Aspergilli: In Vitro Investigations pp. 325-337
(Susanne Perkhofer, Manfred P. Dierich, Cornelia Lass-Flörl, Department of Hygiene, Microbiology and Social Medicine, Division of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria, Willi Salvenmoser, Institute of Zoology, Division of Ultrastructure and Evolutionary Biology, Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck, Austria)

Glial Modulation of The Innate Immune Response: Olfactory Ensheathing Cells Join the Melee? pp. 339-349
(Adele J. Vincent, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Canada, Adrian K.West, Meng Inn Chuah, NeuroRepair Group, Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Australia)

New Aspects of Piecemeal Degranulation in Human Eosinophils pp. 351-370
(Rossana C.N. Melo, Laboratory of Cellular Biology, Department of Biology, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil, Ann M. Dvorak, Departments of Pathology, Peter F. Weller, Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, USA)


   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008, 3rd Quarter
   Pages: 402 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-549-2
   Status: AV
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