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Phylogenetic Perspectives on the Vertebrate Immune System : Cognition and Language - Gregory Becker

Phylogenetic Perspectives on the Vertebrate Immune System

Cognition and Language

By: Gregory Becker (Editor), Manickam Sugumaran (Editor), Edwin L. Cooper (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st March 2001
ISBN: 9780306464317
Number Of Pages: 383

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This book contains the proceedings of the first meeting on invertebrate immunity ever sponsored as a summer research conference by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). The conference was held in Copper Mountain, CO from July 11-16, 1999. It was a an extension of a New York Academy of Sciences meeting entitled "Primordial Immunity: Foundations for the Vertebrate Immune System" held on May 2-5,1993 at the Marine Biological Laboratories in Woods Hole, MA. The proceedings of that meeting were published in The Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (volume 712). At that meeting all the attendes agreed that this type of conference (a relatively small focused gathering) allowed for participation by investigators at all levels of their careers. We further agreed that we should search for a forum that would allow this meeting to continue. The FASEB Summer Research Conference was an excellent vehicle for this type of meeting. Furthermore, this year's participants decided to continue this meeting as a regularly scheduled FASEB sponsored event. This was a unique conference in the sense that it focused upon mechanisms of development and defense in protostome and deuterostome invertebrates and lower vertebrates. There was a strong emphasis on evolutionary cell biology, phylogenetic inferences and the evolution of recognition and regulatory systems.

Evolution of Recognition Molecules
New Major Histocompatibility Complex Class IIB Genes from Nurse Sharkp. 1
Evolutionary Factors in the Emergence of the Combinatorial Germline Antibody Repertoirep. 13
Individual-Specific Repertoires of Immune Cells SRCR Receptors in the Purple Sea Urchin (S. Purpuratus)p. 31
Cytokines and Antibacterial Peptides of Invertebrates
Molecular Characterization of IL-1-like Molecules from Lower Vertebrates and Invertebratesp. 41
The Detection and Isolation of a Novel Antimicrobial Peptide from the Echinoderm, Cucumaria frondosap. 55
Isolation and Characterization of an IL-1-like Protein from Manduca sextap. 63
Clavanins and Styelins, [alpha]-Helical Antimicrobial Peptides from the Hemocytes of Styela clavap. 71
The Discovery and Characterization of an Interleukin 6 Cytokine Family Antagonist Protein from a Marine Sponge, Callyspongia spp. 77
Phylogeny of Vertebrate Cytokinesp. 89
Antimicrobial Proteins in Crustaceansp. 95
Form, Function and Phylogenetic Relationships of Mosquito Immune Peptidesp. 113
Cellular and Humoral Responses in Invertebrates
Reactive Oxygen Species and Antimicrobial Defenses of Invertebrates: A Bivalve Modelp. 131
A Role for Protease Inhibitors in Immunity of Long-Lived Animalsp. 141
Suppression of the Drosophila Cellular Immune Response by Ganaspis xanthopodap. 161
Annelid Humoral Immunity: Cell Lysis in Earthwormsp. 169
Horseshoe Crab Hemocyte-Derived Lectin Recognizing Specific O-Antigens of Lipopolysaccharidesp. 185
A Family of C-type Lectins in Manduca sextap. 191
Role of Tachylectins in Host Defense of the Japanese Horseshoe Crab Tachypleus tridentatusp. 195
Hemolytic Capacity, Properties, and Activation Requirements of Cobra Venom Factor-Treated Chicken Serump. 203
Molecular Studies of the Molluscan Response to Digenean Infectionp. 209
Insect Lectins and Innate Immunityp. 223
Collagenous Lectins in Tunicates and the Proteolytic Activation of Complementp. 229
Immunological Properties of Heat Shock Proteins are Phylogenetically Conservedp. 237
Drosophila Cellular Immune System: Dorothy Encodes a UDP Glycosyltransferasep. 251
Eicosanoids in Insect Immune Signal Transductionp. 265
Lectins from Tunicates: Structure-Function Relationships in Innate Immunityp. 275
Protease Cascades and Invertebrate Host Defenses
Control Mechanisms of the Prophenoloxidase Cascadep. 289
Activated Prophenoloxidase Engaged in the Cell Clump/Cell Adhesion of Coleopteran Insect, Tenebrio molitor Larvaep. 299
Three Kinds of Encapsulation-Relating Factors in Coleopteran Insect, Tenebrio molitor Larvaep. 303
A [beta]-1,3-Glucan-Binding Protein from Manduca sextap. 309
Proteolytic Activation of Propehnoloxidase in an Insect Manduca sextap. 313
Hemolymph Proteinases in Immune Responses of Manduca sextap. 319
Cytotoxic Reactions Associated with Insect Immunityp. 329
Genomic and cDNA Sequence of Prophenoloxidases from Drosophila melanogasterp. 349
The Complement System in Sea Urchinsp. 363
Paralytic and Plasmatocyte Spreading Peptide from Manduca sextap. 373
Contributorsp. 377
Subject Indexp. 379
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ISBN: 9780306464317
ISBN-10: 0306464314
Series: Cognition and Language
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 383
Published: 31st March 2001
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.76

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