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Fish Defenses Vol. 1

Immunology, 1st Edition

Edited by Giacomo Zaccone

CRC Press

390 pages

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Paperback: 9781138114968
pub: 2017-05-31
Hardback: 9781578083275
pub: 2009-01-01

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The greatest complexity of the immune response is shown by vertebrates which are endowed with innate and acquired immunity. Immunological studies performed mostly in mammals have been the reference for studies in other vertebrates. The study of immunological fish defenses has advanced considerably in recent decades. This has been due to the key status of fish in terms of the evolution of acquired immunity and due to the rapid expansion of aquaculture over this period, wherein disease control is of prime concern. Most of the chapters not only review the current advances on fish immune defenses, but also show perspective for future research. The book will be of interest to scientists involved in fish immunology, fisheries and aquaculture as well as for students of fish biology.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors

Fish Cytokines: Discovery, Activities and Potential Applications C.J. Secombes, J. Zou and S. Bird

Leukocytes and Cytokines Present in Fish Testis:A Review Alfonsa García-Ayala and Elena Chaves-Pozo

The Cellular and Developmental Biology of the Teleost Antibody Response S. Kaattari, G. Brown, I. Kaattari, J. Ye, A. Haines and E. Bromage

Use of CpG ODNs in Aquaculture: A Review M.A. Esteban, A. Cuesta and J. Meseguer

Innate Immunity of Fish: Antimicrobial Responses of Fish Macrophages Miodrag Belosevic, George Haddad, John G. Walsh, Leon Grayfer, Barbara A. Katzenback, Patrick C. Hanington, Norman F. Neumann and James L. Stafford

Immune Defence Mechanisms in the Sea Bass Dicentrarchus labrax L. Francesco Buonocore and Giuseppe Scapigliati

Immunoglobulin Genes of Teleosts: Discovery of New Immunoglobulin Class Ram Savan and Masahiro Sakai

Antimicrobial Peptides of the Innate Immune System Valerie J. Smith and Jorge M.O. Fernandes

Estrogens, Estrogen Receptors and Their Role as Immunoregulators in Fish Luke R. Iwanowicz and Christopher A. Ottinger

Immune Response of Fish to Eukaryotic Parasites Dave Hoole


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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Developmental Biology