Principles of Fish Immunology: From Cells and Molecules to Host Protection

Principles of Fish Immunology: From Cells and Molecules to Host Protection

By Kurt Buchmann and Christopher J. Secombes

Principles of Fish Immunology: From Cells and Molecules to Host Protection PDF provides a highly accessible and concise overview on the innate and adaptive immune systems in fish as well as on fundamentals and latest developments in fish vaccinology. It introduces the anatomy and molecular functions of immune organs and furthermore examines in detail the interactions between the host immune systems and different types of pathogens.

The textbook is essential reading for students in Veterinary/Fish Medicine, Aquaculture and Immunology. Furthermore, the volume serves as a quick reference for Fish Pathologists and Aquaculturists.

Table of Contents

Anatomy of Teleost Fish Immune Structures and Organs

Innate Immunity

Adaptive Immunity

Cellular Immune Responses

Lymphocytes of Teleosts

Fish Macrophages

Immunoglobulins in Teleost

B-Cell Responses and Antibody Repertoires in Teleost Fish: From Ag Receptor Diversity to Immune Memory and Vaccine Development

Complement Activation in Fish with Emphasis on MBL/MASP

Cytokines and Immunity

Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) in Fish

Mucosal Immunity in Fish

Immune Response Against Piscine orthoreovirus (PRV) in Salmonids

Antiviral Innate Immune Responses: Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis Virus and Salmonid Alphavirus

The Ontogeny of the Fish Immune System

Antibacterial Immune Responses

Antiparasitic Immune Responses

Immunopathology

Current Use and Need for New Fish Vaccines

Stress and Immunity in Fish

Genetic Breeding, Disease Resistance and Immunity

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