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Parasitic nematodes: molecular biology, biochemistry and immunology.

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Inclusive of 20 chapters subdivided into 4 parts, this book's second edition covers latest updates in the current understanding of the molecular biology, biochemistry and immunology of parasitic nematodes of humans, domestic animals and plants. Specific topics discussed in each chapter include horizontal gene transfer, immune expulsion mechanisms, genetics of human susceptibility to nematode infections, nematode protein structure, nematode bacterial symbionts, and host immune system modulation by nematode parasites and their therapeutic potential for immunological diseases.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The genome of Pristionchus pacificus and the evolution of parasitism. Author(s): Sommer, R. J. Ogawa, A.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 15) Life-history plasticity and responses to host defence. Author(s): Viney, M. E.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 30) The complex armoury of plant-parasitic nematodes. Author(s): Bird, D. M. DiGennaro, P. M.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 42) Innate immunity in Caenorhabditis elegans and other nematodes. Author(s): Rosso, M. N. Pujol, N. Ewbank, J. J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 67) Nematodes and regulatory T cells. Author(s): Smith, K. A. Maizels, R. M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 84) The alternatively activated macrophage. Author(s): Rückerl, D. Jenkins, S. Allen, J. E.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 106) Regulation of immunity and inflammation following intestinal helminth infection. Author(s): Hepworth, M. R. Grencis, R. K. Artis, D.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 130) Influence of nematodes on Mycobacterium tuberculosis and related mycobacteriae: from disease outcome to immune responses. Author(s): Subash Babu Nutman, T. B.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 144) Modulation of autoimmune and allergic responses by defined nematode molecules. Author(s): Harnett, W. Al-Riyami, L. Rzepecka, J. Harnett, M. M.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 156) Genetics and mechanisms of drug resistance in nematodes. Author(s): Prichard, R. Lespine, A.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 184) Genetics of resistance to hookworm infection. Author(s): Quinnell, R. J. Behnke, J. M.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 209) Vaccination against filarial nematodes. Author(s): Lustigman, S. Klei, T. R.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 245) A vaccine against Haemonchus contortus: current status and future possibilities. Author(s): Knox, D.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 261) Nematodes and human therapeutic trials. Author(s): Elliott, D. E. Pritchard, D. Brown, A. Weinstock, J. V.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 279) Nematode neuropeptide communication systems. Author(s): Mousley, A. McVeigh, P. Dalzell, J. J. Maule, A. G.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 308) The Wolbachia bacterial endosymbionts of filarial nematodes. Author(s): Foster, J. M. Hoerauf, A. Slatko, B. E. Taylor, M. J.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 337) The nematode cuticle: synthesis, modification and turnover. Author(s): Page, A. P.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 351) Proteases of nematodes: from free-living to parasite. Author(s): Britton, C.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 375) Nematode allergens. Author(s): Steinfelder, S. Rausch, S. Lucius, R. Hartmann, S.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 397) The unusual lipid-binding proteins of nematodes: NPAs, nemFABPs and FARs. Author(s): Kennedy, M. W. Córsico, B. Cooper, A. Smith, B. O.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, Graham Kerr Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2013
  • ISBN
  • 9781845937591
  • Record Number
  • 20133214073