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Phylogenetic Perspectives in Immunity: The Insect Host Defense

By: JA Hoffmann, CA Janeway Jr and S Natori

196 pages, Col & b/w photos, illus, tabs

Times Mirror International Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1994 | #41965 | ISBN: 1570590435
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Molecular aspects of cell to cell communication in crustaceans; mudgut antibacterial defences of Manduca sexta following infection and during metamorphosis; cecropins and other antibacterial peptides - structures and mechanisms of action; defensins and protegrins - mammalian analogues of arthropod antimicrobial peptides; antibiotics from frogs, sharks, and man - novel mediators of a host defence; self, nonself, or no self?; on the usage of MHC class I molecules in immune recognition by natural killer cells and T cells; molecular and phylogenetic aspects of the complement system; invertebrate cytokines - principal mediators of host defences in invertebrates; KB-like motifs bind the cecropia and drosophila immunoresponsive factors and regulate the induction of the immune genes.

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