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Amphioxus Immunity

Tracing the Origins of Human Immunity

1st Edition - December 7, 2015

Editor: An-Long Xu

Language: English
Hardback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 4 9 9 0 3 - 0
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 0 9 6 4 7 - 5

Amphioxus Immunity: Tracing the Origin of Human Immunity covers a remarkable range of information about Amphioxus and its evolutionary context. This compilation of what is cu… Read more

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Amphioxus Immunity: Tracing the Origin of Human Immunity covers a remarkable range of information about Amphioxus and its evolutionary context. This compilation of what is currently known about Amphioxus, with a sharp focus on its immune system, includes 13 topics, such as:

Amphioxus as a model for understanding the evolution of vertebrates

basic knowledge of immunology

immune organs and cells of amphioxus

a genomic and transcriptomic view of the Amphioxus immunity

pattern recognition system in Amphioxus

transcription factors in Amphioxus

the complement system of Amphioxus

the oxidative burst system in Amphioxus

immune effectors in Amphioxus

lipid signaling of immune response in Amphioxus

apoptosis in amphioxus; primitive adaptive immune system of Amphioxus

and future research directions

This valuable reference book is loaded with information that will be useful for anyone who wishes to learn more about the origin of vertebrates and adaptive immunity.