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TitleInsect immunology [electronic resource] / [edited by] Nancy E. Beckage
Imprint Amsterdam ; Boston : Academic Press, 2008
Edition 1st ed
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Descript xi, 348 p., [6] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm


Given the critical importance of insect immunology in insect vector-parasite interactions and vector control, biological control of agricultural insect pests, and other key areas of entomological research and practice, a new comprehensive work summarizing recent breakthroughs in this rapidly expanding field is sorely needed. This work will constitute the first book-length publication on the topic of insect immunology since 1991, complimenting earlier works by offering a fresh perspective on current research. Interactions of host immune systems with both parasites and pathogens will be presented as well as the genomics and proteomics approaches which have been lacking in other publication. * 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


Preface: An Insect's Perspective on Immunity -- 1: Insect and Vertebrate Immunity: Key Similarities versus Differences -- Otto Schmidt, Ulrich Theopold and Nancy E. Beckage -- 2: Insect Hemocytes and their Role in Immunity -- Michael R. Strand -- 3: Eicosanoid Actions in Insect Immunology -- David W. Stanley and Jon S. Miller -- 4: Phenoloxidases in Insect Immunity -- Michael R. Kanost and Maureen J. Gorman -- 5: Evidence for Specificity and Memory in the Insect Innate Immune Response -- Linh N. Pham and David S. Schneider -- 6: Bidirectional Connections Between the Immune System and the Nervous System in Insects -- Shelley Anne Adamo -- 7: Bloodfeeding as an Interface of Mammalian and Arthropod Immunity -- Leyla Akman-Anderson, Yoram Vodovotz, Ruben Zamora, and Shirley Luckhart -- 8: Mosquito Immunity to the Malaria Parasite -- Lindsey S. Garver, Luke Baton and George Dimopoulos -- 9: Insect Immunity to Viruses -- Wendy O. Sparks, Lyric C. Bartholomay and Byrony C. Bonning -- 10: Parasitoid Polydnaviruses and Insect Immunity -- Nancy E. Beckage -- 11: Insect Immune Recognition and Suppression -- Otto Schmidt -- 12: RNAi and the Insect Immune System -- Stuart E. Reynolds and Ioannis Eleftherianos -- 13: Epilogue: Pathways into the Future of Insect Immunology -- Nancy E. Beckage

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