Immune mechanisms in invertebrate vectors: the proceedings of a symposium held at the Zoological Society of London on 14th and 15th November 1985
Anne M. Lackie, Zoological Society of London
Published for the Zoological Society of London by Clarendon Press, 1986 - Science - 285 pages
The Arthropods and Molluscs act as intermediate hosts and vectors of the major parasitic diseases of humans and domestic animals. Recent research has concentrated on understanding why these invertebrate hosts do not seem to mount an immune response to destroy these parasites, so that means might be found of reducing parasite transmission by interrupting the life cycle. This volume surveys the study of invertebrate immunity, which has progressed rapidly by adapting many of the cellular and molecular techniques used in other scientific disciplines. Parasitologists, immunologists, cell biologists, epidemiologists, and infectious disease specialists will welcome this addition to the literature.
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Investigation of humoral encapsulation in Chironomus
Comparison of humoral and cellular encapsulation
Insect cellular immunity and the recognition of foreignness
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A. M. Lackie activity Aedes aegypti agglutination agglutinin antibacterial antibodies antigens arthropods assay attacins bacteria Bayne Biol Biomphalaria Biomphalaria glabrata Bishop blood cells Boman bunyavirus cecropin cellular defence Cheng Chironomus Christensen crayfish crustaceans cytes defence reactions defence system density Devi comp diminuta Diptera enzyme factors flagellates foreign genetic Glossina Gotz Granath granular cells haemo haemocoel haemocytes haemolymph Heyneman host humoral encapsulation immitis immune response Immunol incubation infection inoculated insect immunity Invert invertebrate Jeong Knaap larvae lectin locust Loker Lymnaea stagnalis lysozyme mechanisms melanization mellonella membrane microfilariae midgut miracidia molecular molecules Moniliformis mosquitoes nematode non-self opsonins pahangi parasite Parasitology pathogen Periplaneta phagocytic phagocytosis phenoloxidase Physiol plasma plasmatocytes population prophenoloxidase proPO proteins Ratcliffe receptors recognition Renwrantz resistant Rhodnius Rowley Schistosoma mansoni Sminia Smith snails Soderhall species sporocysts strains studies surface susceptible tion tissue trematode triseriatus trivittatus Trypanosoma vectors vertebrate virus viruses vitro vulnerable Yoshino