Lessons In Immunity: From Single-cell Organisms To Mammals by Loriano BallarinLessons In Immunity: From Single-cell Organisms To Mammals by Loriano Ballarin

Lessons In Immunity: From Single-cell Organisms To Mammals

byLoriano BallarinEditorMatteo Cammarata

Paperback | April 8, 2016

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Lessons in Immunity: From Single-cell Organisms to Mammalsstems from the activity of the Italian Association of Developmental and Comparative Immunobiology (IADCI), represented by the editors. This book is presented as a series of short overviews that report on the current state of various relevant fields of immunobiology from an evolutionary perspective. The overviews are written by authors directly involved in the research, and most are members of the IADCI or have otherwise been involved in the related research for their respective overview. This publication offers scientists and teachers an easy and updated reference tool.



  • Provides simple and updated reviews on the immunobiology of a wide spectrum of organisms, considered in an evolutionary context
  • Focuses on both cells and humoral components of a variety of non-classical model organisms
  • Offers in a single volume many contributions which can help with understanding the evolution of immune responses and the main adaptations in animal phyla
  • Presents a valuable holistic cross-sectional approach for teaching immunology and its applications
Loriano Ballarin is associate professor of Zoology at the Dept of Biology, University of Padova (Faculty of Science). He got his Master in Biological Sciences at the University of Pisa and the Licence in Biology of the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa in 1982. After some research experiences abroad (University of Zurich, CH; Glaxo, War...
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Title:Lessons In Immunity: From Single-cell Organisms To MammalsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:April 8, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128032529

ISBN - 13:9780128032527

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Table of Contents

Health (homeostasis) and disease (allostasis)
The Neuroimmune Supersystem
Multiple regulators of GLH hormones
Neural regulation of the HPA axis
Immunoregulation by arginine vasopressin
Multi-faceted regulation with peripheral input
Neuropetides in immunoregulation
Acute stress and healing
Chronic stress and disease
Biologically contolled mutations
Micro RNA in immunoregulation
Neuroprotection