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    Keywords: Immunology ; Evolution (Biology) ; Developmental Biology ; Immunology ; Evolutionary Biology ; Developmental Biology ; Springer eBooks
    Description / Table of Contents: Chapter 1: What makes evolution tick? -- Chapter 2: Immunity - the unicellular to metazoan transition -- Chapter 3: Innate immunity -- Chapter 4: The triumph of individualism: evolution of somatically generated adaptive immune systems -- Chapter 5: The other side of the arms race -- Chapter 6: Postface
    Abstract: Immunology is a nodal subject that links many areas of biology. It permeates the biosciences, and also plays crucial roles in diagnosis and therapy in areas of clinical medicine ranging from the control of infectious and autoimmune diseases to tumour therapy. Monoclonal antibodies and small molecule modulators of immunity are major factors in the pharmaceutical industry and now constitute a multi billion dollar business. Students in these diverse areas are frequently daunted by the complexity of immunology and the astonishing array of unusual mechanisms that go to make it up. Starting from Dobzhansky’s famous slogan, “Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution”, this book will serve to illuminate how evolutionary forces shaped immunity and thus provide an explanation for how many of its counter intuitive oddities arose. By doing so it will provide a conceptual framework on which students may organise the rapidly growing flood of immunological knowledge
    Pages: XVI, 145 p. 26 illus., 24 illus. in color. : online resource.
    Edition: 1st ed. 2019.
    ISBN: 9783030186678
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    ISSN: 1476-4687
    Source: Nature Archives 1869 - 2009
    Topics: Biology , Chemistry and Pharmacology , Medicine , Natural Sciences in General , Physics
    Notes: [Auszug] An invading pathogen must be held in check by the innate immune system until a specific immune response can be mounted. In the case of Gram-negative bacteria, the principal stimulator of the innate immune system is lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a component of the bacterial outer membrane. In vitro, ...
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    Nature 17 (1878), S. 486-486 
    ISSN: 1476-4687
    Source: Nature Archives 1869 - 2009
    Topics: Biology , Chemistry and Pharmacology , Medicine , Natural Sciences in General , Physics
    Notes: [Auszug] BEFORE this “voice from Australia” can reach London, I hope that some steps will have been taken towards carrying out Dr. Mallet's valuable suggestion (NATURE, vol. xvi. p. 457) so far as regards the British Museum and other leading European libraries. The benefit of the proposed ...
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