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Immunobiology of the Shark

1st Edition

Edited by Sylvia L. Smith, Robert B. Sim, Martin F. Flajnik

CRC Press

326 pages

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Immunity studies in sharks over the past three decades have produced some remarkable discoveries. If one message rings true, it is that alternative animal model systems, such as sharks and their relatives, have contributed very substantially to a better understanding of the development evolution of our own immune system.Immunobiology of the Shark d

Table of Contents

The Diversity and Natural History of Chondrichthyan Fishes. Athena and the Evolution of Adaptive Immunity. Shark Reproduction, Immune System Development and Maturation. Sites of Immune Cell Production in Elasmobranch Fishes: Lymphomyeloid Tissues and Organs. Elasmobranch Blood Cells. Leukocyte Function in Elasmobranch Species: Phagocytosis, Chemotaxis, and Cytotoxicity. Cytokines of Cartilaginous Fish. Shark Complement: Genes, Proteins and Function. MHC Molecules of Cartilaginous Fishes. Considering V(D)J Recombination in the Shark. Shark Immunoglobulin Light Chains.Shark T-Cell Receptors. The Shark-Family (Cartilaginous Fish) Immunogenome. In Vitro Culture of Elasmobranch Cells. Antimicrobial Molecules of Sharks and Other Elasmobranchs: A Review. Shark-Derived Immunomodulators.

About the Editors

Sylvia L. Smith, PhD, SM (ASCP, AAM), professor emeritus, Florida International University, Miami, USA

Robert B. Sim, DPhil, senior research fellow, University of Oxford, and honorary professor, University of Leicester, UK

Martin F. Flajnik, PhD, professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Immunology
NATURE / Animals / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Genetics & Genomics
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology