The greatest complexity of the immune response is shown by vertebrates which are endowed with innate and acquired immunity. Immunological studies performed mostly in mammals have been the reference for studies in other vertebrates. The study of immunological fish defenses has advanced considerably in recent decades. This has been due to the key status of fish in terms of the evolution of acquired immunity and due to the rapid expansion of aquaculture over this period, wherein disease control is of prime concern. Most of the chapters not only review the current advances on fish immune defenses, but also show perspective for future research. The book will be of interest to scientists involved in fish immunology, fisheries and aquaculture as well as for students of fish biology.
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31 May 2017
Preface List of Contributors Fish Cytokines: Discovery, Activities and Potential Applications C.J. Secombes, J. Zou and S. Bird Leukocytes and Cytokines Present in Fish Testis:A Review Alfonsa Garcia-Ayala and Elena Chaves-Pozo The Cellular and Developmental Biology of the Teleost Antibody Response S. Kaattari, G. Brown, I. Kaattari, J. Ye, A. Haines and E. Bromage Use of CpG ODNs in Aquaculture: A Review M.A. Esteban, A. Cuesta and J. Meseguer Innate Immunity of Fish: Antimicrobial Responses of Fish Macrophages Miodrag Belosevic, George Haddad, John G. Walsh, Leon Grayfer, Barbara A. Katzenback, Patrick C. Hanington, Norman F. Neumann and James L. Stafford Immune Defence Mechanisms in the Sea Bass Dicentrarchus labrax L. Francesco Buonocore and Giuseppe Scapigliati Immunoglobulin Genes of Teleosts: Discovery of New Immunoglobulin Class Ram Savan and Masahiro Sakai Antimicrobial Peptides of the Innate Immune System Valerie J. Smith and Jorge M.O. Fernandes Estrogens, Estrogen Receptors and Their Role as Immunoregulators in Fish Luke R. Iwanowicz and Christopher A. Ottinger Immune Response of Fish to Eukaryotic Parasites Dave Hoole Index About the Editors Color Plate Section