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Molecular Mechanisms of Immune Responses in Insects

Edited By: Paul T Brey and Dan E Hultmark

325 pages, Figs, tabs

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #52722 | ISBN: 0412712806
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Presents a comprehensive review of immune responses in insects, emphasising the molecular aspects of this important area.


Pasteur School of Insect Immunity. Function and regulation of insect hemolins. Antibacterial defenses of the insect alimentary. Insect immune gene regulation. Prophenoloxidase cascade in insect hemolymph. Mode of action of antibacterial polpeptides. Role of the insect integument in insect immunity. Immune mechanisms in vectors of transmissible diseases. Immune response in Hymenoptera. Relation between insect defense proteins and development in the fleshfly, sarcophaga pelegrina. Drosophila melanogaster tumorous blood cell lines as tools for understanding the molecular mechanisms of the immune response. Antibacterial peptides of the insect reproductive tract. Antimicrobial peptides from insects.

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