Nucleic Acids and Molecular Biology

Innate Immunity of Plants, Animals and Humans

Editors: Heine, Holger (Ed.)

  • Gives a state-of-the-art overview of innate immunity across the evolutionary tree
  • Covers very ancient and diverse species as well as extensive reviews of drosophila and mammalian innate immune mechanisms
  • Provides a broad understanding of the current knowledge in this field
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All living organisms are in a constant battle against their environment. Since uncontained microorganisms would simply overgrow all higher animals, the evolution of multicellular organisms required adequate and efficient defense mechanisms to protect their own integrity and to ensure their own survival. These defense mechanisms, encompassing receptor proteins that sense the presence of pathogens and effector molecules that are involved in controlling them, are the elemental parts of the innate immune system.

For many species, the innate immune system is the sole active defense system. Long thought to be an unspecific immune response, the discovery of the Toll-like receptors and their ligands finally revealed just how specific the innate immune response actually is.

This book wants to give an overview of our current knowledge about the innate immune system of plants, animals and humans. It not only covers the innate immune mechanisms and responses of so diverse organisms such as plants, Cnidaria, Drosophila, urochordates and zebrafish, but also the major receptor systems in mammalians and humans as well as the central defense mechanisms, antimicrobial peptides and the complement system.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Evolution of Resistance Genes in Plants

    Xiao, Shunyuan (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

  • The Path Less Explored: Innate Immune Reactions in Cnidarians

    Bosch, Thomas C. G.

    Pages 27-42

  • Bug Versus Bug: Humoral Immune Responses in Drosophila melanogaster

    Ertürk-Hasdemir, Deniz (et al.)

    Pages 43-72

  • Cellular Immune Responses in Drosophila melanogaster

    Ivory, Adrienne (et al.)

    Pages 73-91

  • Immune Reactions in the Vertebrates' Closest Relatives, the Urochordates

    Khalturin, Konstantin (et al.)

    Pages 99-111

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eBook $229.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Innate Immunity of Plants, Animals and Humans
Editors
  • Holger Heine
Series Title
Nucleic Acids and Molecular Biology
Series Volume
21
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-73930-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-73930-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-73929-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51808-3
Series ISSN
0933-1891
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 241
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