Insect Immunology

Insect Immunology
Author: Nancy E. Beckage
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2011-04-28
ISBN 10: 9780080556338
ISBN 13: 0080556337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insect Immunology Book Review:

This work is the first book-length publication on the topic of insect immunology since 1991, complementing earlier works by offering a fresh perspective on current research. Interactions of host immune systems with both parasites and pathogens are presented in detail, as well as the genomics and proteomics, approaches which have been lacking in other publications. Beckage provides comprehensive coverage of topics important to medical researchers, including Drosophila as a model for studying cellular and humoral immune mechanisms, biochemical mediators of immunity, and insect blood cells and their functions. Encompasses the most important topics of insect immunology including mechanisms, genes, proteins, evolution and phylogeny Provides comprehensive coverage of topics important to medical researchers including Drosophila as a model for studying cellular and humoral immune mechanisms, biochemical mediators of immunity, and insect blood cells and their functions Most up-to-date information published with contributions from international leaders in the field

Insect Immunity

Insect Immunity
Author: Petros Ligoxygakis
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2017-05-25
ISBN 10: 0128117761
ISBN 13: 9780128117767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insect Immunity Book Review:

Insect Immunity, Volume 52 provides readers with the latest interdisciplinary reviews on the topic. It is an essential reference source for invertebrate physiologists, neurobiologists, entomologists, zoologists and insect chemists. Presents a comprehensive overview of recent insect immunity science Written by leaders in their respective areas of research Ideal resource for invertebrate physiologists, neurobiologists, entomologists, zoologists and insect chemists

Techniques in Insect Immunology

Techniques in Insect Immunology
Author: Andreas Wiesner,V. J. Marmaras
Publsiher: Sos Publications
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924085653735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Techniques in Insect Immunology Book Review:

The importance of insects for human welfare is unquestionable. This laboratory manual summarizes a number of key methods used by insect immunologists around the world. It should be helpful for those already working in this field & especially for scientists with general interest in this research topic as a methodical guide for the first steps. The experiments are described in detail, with step-by-step directions. Basic procedure for activation, detection, quantification & characterization of cellular & humoral defense reactions are given, along with protocols for more detailed investigations of cell differentiation & isolation of insect immune factors. Population genetic aspect, viral pathology & comparative studies revealing similarities with the vertebrate immune system are also included. The result described in the chapters show remarkable progress in our understanding of insect immunology. Simultaneously, the large number of still-unanswered questions make us realize that we have a lot left to learn about these fascinating animals. From future investigation we can expect a better understanding of the immune system's evolution, the discovery of new antimicrobial & regulatory insect molecules potentially useful in the therapy of human disease & new strategies for insect control.

Immunology of Insects and Other Arthropods

Immunology of Insects and Other Arthropods
Author: Ayodhya P. Gupta
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 135109033X
ISBN 13: 9781351090339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immunology of Insects and Other Arthropods Book Review:

In insect and other arthropod immune systems, discrimination between self and nonself tissues is accomplished through the combined actions of two immunocytes and several humoral factors. Immunology of Insects and Other Arthropods presents a comprehensive look at this and other important topics in arthropod immunology. Issues discussed include insect immunocytes and other hemocytes, including computer image analysis of immunocyte serial sections; the two basic cellular immune reactions (phagocytosis and encapsulation), including the molecular basis and roles of gap junctions in encapsulation; how encapsulation is affected by polydnavirus and encapsulation-promoting factors; why insect cells are immune to HIV; humoral factors; and antibacterial factors in Lepidoptera, Diptera, and other insect orders. Other topics include hemolymph proteins interacting with mammalian complement cascade; adaptive humoral response in the American cockroach; antigenic stimulation of hemaglutinin production in insects; and the applications of the Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) in detecting endotoxins in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, clinical diagnosis, and hygienic control. This book represents an important reference source for hematologists, pathologists, immunologists, AIDS researchers, comparative immunologists, and pharmaceutical companies.

Insect Infection and Immunity

Insect Infection and Immunity
Author: Jens Rolff,Stuart Reynolds
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-06-25
ISBN 10: 0191579149
ISBN 13: 9780191579141
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insect Infection and Immunity Book Review:

Under continual attack from both microbial pathogens and multicellular parasites, insects must cope with immune challenges every day of their lives. However, this has not prevented them from becoming the most successful group of animals on the planet. Insects possess highly-developed innate immune systems which have been fine-tuned by an arms race with pathogens spanning hundreds of millions of years of evolutionary history. Recent discoveries are revealing both an unexpected degree of specificity and an indication of immunological memory - the functional hallmark of vertebrate immunity. The study of insect immune systems has accelerated rapidly in recent years and is now becoming an important interdisciplinary field. Furthermore, insects are a phenomenally rich and diverse source of antimicrobial chemicals. Some of these are already being seriously considered as potential therapeutic agents to control microbes such as MRSA. Despite a burgeoning interest in the field, this is the first book to provide a coherent synthesis and is clearly structured around two broadly themed sections: mechanisms of immunity and evolutionary ecology. This novel text adopts an interdisciplinary and concept-driven approach, integrating insights from immunology, molecular biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, parasitology, and epidemiology. It features contributions from an international team of leading experts. Insect Infection and Immunity is suitable for both graduate students and researchers interested in insect immunity from either an evolutionary, genetical, physiological or molecular perspective. Due to its interdisciplinary and concept-driven approach, it will also appeal to a broader audience of immunologists, parasitologists and evolutionary biologists requiring a concise overview.

Insect Immunity

Insect Immunity
Author: J.P.N. Pathak
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-11-21
ISBN 10: 9401116180
ISBN 13: 9789401116183
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insect Immunity Book Review:

Immunity in insects is different from immunity in vertebrates. Insects lack immunoglobulins even though they are capable of reacting against foreign components with effective defense mechanism. There has been a marked advancement in most of the fields of science in the past two decades. Insect immunity is also one of them. It is a developing subject which is now established as a new branch in insect study. This treatise is an attempt to compile meaningful articles of leading workers in this field, nevertheless we do not claim that leadership in insect immunity is by any means restricted to them. The idea is to provide a vibrant description of various aspects of "Insect Immunity". With the rapid development of the subject, it is difficult for any one author to discuss all the aspects of an area in a limited number of pages, even then they have done their utmost to include the entire development of the subject in their articles. The treatise deals with insect haemocytes, their population, isolation and role in defense mechanism, humoral encapsulation, inducible humoral antibacterial immunity, cellular immune reactions, role of endocrines, role of prophenol oxidase system in cellular communication, haemagglutinins and impact of parasite on insect immune system. Some topics could not be covered because experts in those area though willing could not complete their commitment within time limits.

Immunity in Insects

Immunity in Insects
Author: Federica Sandrelli,Gianluca Tettamanti
Publsiher: Humana
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2021-02-11
ISBN 10: 9781071602614
ISBN 13: 1071602616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immunity in Insects Book Review:

This volume details methods and protocols necessary to further the study of insect immunity. Chapters guide readers through up-to-date genomic and transcriptomic approaches, insect samples for proteomic analysis, hemocytes in Drosophila, cellular response in Lepidoptera, insect AMPs, manipulate the composition of mosquito microbiota, viral infections in insects, infections by entomopathogenic nematodes, immune response following oral infections, and protocols to to monitor the effect of septic infections with human pathogens using B. mori as a model. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and cutting-edge, Immunity in Insects aims to ensure successful results in the further study of this vital field.

Functional Genomics in Insect Immunology

Functional Genomics in Insect Immunology
Author: Raul Ursic Bedoya
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1125745540
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Genomics in Insect Immunology Book Review:

Rhodnius prolixus is a bloodfeeding hemipteran insect and a vector of Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiologic agent of Chagas disease. This disease affects over 18 million people in Latin America, and there are no vaccines or efficacious drugs. Because of the unique lifecycle of T. cruzi within the vector, and its avoidance of the hemocoel where the primary immune response occur, we investigated the role of the innate immune response of R. prolixus to pathogens and parasites, including T. cruzi. Insect immunity is based on three principles: pathogen recognition, induction of appropriate regulatory pathways; and the production of molecules to eliminate the pathogens. In this dissertation, I use functional genomics (Suppressive Subtractive Hybridization) to identify and describe genes involved in the immune response of R. prolixus and the implications for T. cruzi. Initially we identified expressed sequence tags (ESTs) corresponding to genes that are differentially expressed in response to parasites and bacteria, and assigned putative gene functions based on sequence similarities. This thesis focuses on four genes of interest including a transcription factor (Dorsal), which may function in the regulation of expression of immune peptides, and three antimicrobial peptides (Defensin, Lysozyme and Prolixin) that serve directly to eliminate pathogens. Transcriptional factor binding motifs (NF-KB) present in the promoters of two of these genes (lysozyme and defensin) suggest they are transcriptionally regulated by Dorsal, whereas prolixin is not. We evaluated the temporal and spatial expression profiles of the antimicrobial peptide genes, using real time quantitative PCR, to establish molecular relationships between parasite and vector. Subsequently, we expressed dorsal and prolixin in bacteria and tested their functions. We concluded that invasion of the hemocoel of R. prolixus activates components of the immune system and the production of compounds lethal to T. cruzi, but the pathogen survives by living exclusively in the intestine avoiding vector responses. This study contributes to our overall knowledge of insect immunity, the arsenal of immune molecules available to different insects, and identifies novel and highly conserved immune molecules found in higher and lower insects.

Immunity in Insects

Immunity in Insects
Author: Federica Sandrelli,Gianluca Tettamanti
Publsiher: Humana
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2020-01-28
ISBN 10: 9781071602584
ISBN 13: 1071602586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immunity in Insects Book Review:

This volume details methods and protocols necessary to further the study of insect immunity. Chapters guide readers through up-to-date genomic and transcriptomic approaches, insect samples for proteomic analysis, hemocytes in Drosophila, cellular response in Lepidoptera, insect AMPs, manipulate the composition of mosquito microbiota, viral infections in insects, infections by entomopathogenic nematodes, immune response following oral infections, and protocols to to monitor the effect of septic infections with human pathogens using B. mori as a model. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and cutting-edge, Immunity in Insects aims to ensure successful results in the further study of this vital field.

Insect Immunity

Insect Immunity
Author: J.P.N. Pathak
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1993-08-31
ISBN 10: 9780792320869
ISBN 13: 0792320867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insect Immunity Book Review:

Immunity in insects is different from immunity in vertebrates. Insects lack immunoglobulins even though they are capable of reacting against foreign components with effective defense mechanism. There has been a marked advancement in most of the fields of science in the past two decades. Insect immunity is also one of them. It is a developing subject which is now established as a new branch in insect study. This treatise is an attempt to compile meaningful articles of leading workers in this field, nevertheless we do not claim that leadership in insect immunity is by any means restricted to them. The idea is to provide a vibrant description of various aspects of "Insect Immunity". With the rapid development of the subject, it is difficult for any one author to discuss all the aspects of an area in a limited number of pages, even then they have done their utmost to include the entire development of the subject in their articles. The treatise deals with insect haemocytes, their population, isolation and role in defense mechanism, humoral encapsulation, inducible humoral antibacterial immunity, cellular immune reactions, role of endocrines, role of prophenol oxidase system in cellular communication, haemagglutinins and impact of parasite on insect immune system. Some topics could not be covered because experts in those area though willing could not complete their commitment within time limits.

Immunology

Immunology
Author: R. J. Turner
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 222
Release: 1994-08-08
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015032549845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immunology Book Review:

This text is aimed at those students and research workers who have some knowledge of immunology, but are curious about the advances, opportunities and challenges in comparative work. It answers questions about the similarities between different orders, classes, phyla and kingdoms.

Insect Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Insect Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Author: Lawrence Irwin Gilbert
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 563
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0123847478
ISBN 13: 9780123847478
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insect Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Book Review:

The publication of the extensive seven-volume work Comprehensive Molecular Insect Science provided a complete reference encompassing important developments and achievements in modern insect science. One of the most swiftly moving areas in entomological and comparative research is molecular biology, and this volume, Insect Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, is designed for those who desire a comprehensive yet concise work on important aspects of this topic. This volume contains ten fully revised or rewritten chapters from the original series as well as five completely new chapters on topics such as insect immunology, insect genomics, RNAi, and molecular biology of circadian rhythms and circadian behavior. The topics included are key to an understanding of insect development, with emphasis on the cuticle, digestive properties, and the transport of lipids; extensive and integrated chapters on cytochrome P450s; and the role of transposable elements in the developmental processes as well as programmed cell death. This volume will be of great value to senior investigators, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and advanced undergraduate research students. It can also be used as a reference for graduate courses and seminars on the topic. Chapters will also be valuable to the applied biologist or entomologist, providing the requisite understanding necessary for probing the more applied research areas related to insect control. Topics specially selected by the editor-in-chief of the original major reference work Fully revised and new contributions bring together the latest research in the rapidly moving fields of insect molecular biology and insect biochemistry, including coverage of development, physiology, immunity and proteomics Full-color provides readers with clear, useful illustrations to highlight important research findings

Parasitoid Viruses Insect Immunology

 Parasitoid Viruses  Insect Immunology
Author: Nancy Beckage
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:814181454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Invertebrate Immunity

Invertebrate Immunity
Author: Karl Maramorosch
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN 10: 0323153267
ISBN 13: 9780323153263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Invertebrate Immunity Book Review:

Invertebrate Immunity: Mechanisms of Invertebrate Vector-Parasite Relations consists of chapters presented at a workshop on invertebrate defense mechanisms, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and held in Bethesda, Maryland, on April 17 and 18, 1974. Organized into four parts, having a total of 24 chapters, this book first discusses the barrier imposed by the gut of invertebrates to invading parasites. It then centers on the role of invertebrate hemocytes and other phagocytic cells in immunity, as well as the humoral defense mechanisms of these organisms. Other topics discussed include parasite encapsulation in insects, role of melanin in host-parasite interaction, and use of host hormones by insect parasites to make the host environment favorable for their growth and development. This book will be essential for those interested in comparative immunology and in invertebrate immune responses. It will be of special interest to entomologists, protozoologists, physicians, veterinarians, ecologists, pathologists, research workers, science teachers, and graduate students.

Virus Insect Plant Interactions

Virus Insect Plant Interactions
Author: Kerry F. Harris,Oney P. Smith,James E. Duffus
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2001-10-16
ISBN 10: 0080543596
ISBN 13: 9780080543598
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virus Insect Plant Interactions Book Review:

In Virus-Insect-Plant Interactions, the world's leading scientists discuss the latest breakthroughs in understanding the biological and ecological factors that define these complex transmission systems and how this knowledge might be used to our advantage in producing innovative, user and environmentally friendly approaches to controlling the spread of plant pathogens by insects. This is an invaluable reference work for researchers, teachers, and students. There are many quick-reference figures and tables, the contents pages include individual chapter abstracts, and each chapter ends with its own bibliography. Presents the most significant research breakthroughs of the past two decades Contains eighteen chapters by forty-two world-renowned researchers Invaluable reference work for researchers, teachers and students Each chapter ends with its own bibliography Contents pages of forematter include individual chapter abstracts Contains many quick-reference figures and tables

Immunological Techniques in Insect Biology

Immunological Techniques in Insect Biology
Author: Lawrence I. Gilbert,Thomas A. Miller
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 146123798X
ISBN 13: 9781461237983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immunological Techniques in Insect Biology Book Review:

Insects as a group occupy a middle ground in the biosphere between bacteria and viruses at one extreme, amphibians and mammals at the other. The size and general nature of insects present special problems to the study of ento mology. For example, many commercially available instruments are geared to measure in grams, while the forces commonly encountered in studying insects are in the milligram range. Therefore, techniques developed in the study of insects or in those fields concerned with the control of insect pests are often unique. Methods for measuring things are common to all sciences. Advances some times depend more on how something was done than on what was measured; indeed a given field often progresses from one technique to another as new methods are discovered, developed, and modified. Just as often, some of these techniques find their way into the classroom when the problems involved have been sufficiently ironed out to permit students to master the manipulations in a few laboratory periods. Many specialized techniques are confined to one specific research labora tory. Although methods may be considered commonplace where they are used, in another context even the simplest procedures may save considerable time. It is the purpose of this series (1) to report new developments in method ology, (2) to reveal sources of groups who have dealt with and solved particular entomological problems, and (3) to describe experiments which may be appli cable for use in biology laboratory courses.

Animal Models of Comparative and Developmental Aspects of Immunity and Disease

Animal Models of Comparative and Developmental Aspects of Immunity and Disease
Author: M. Eric Gershwin,Edwin Lowell Cooper
Publsiher: Pergamon
Total Pages: 396
Release: 1978
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015003222893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advances in Comparative Immunology

Advances in Comparative Immunology
Author: Edwin L. Cooper
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1048
Release: 2018-08-07
ISBN 10: 3319767682
ISBN 13: 9783319767680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Comparative Immunology Book Review:

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.

Immunology

Immunology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1979
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NWU:35558001590104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Folia Biologica

Folia Biologica
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCLA:L0090482316
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Folia Biologica Book Review: