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Echinoderm diseases and pathologies

L. Courtney Smith, S. Anne Boettgerm, Maria Byrne, Andreas Heyland, Diana L. Lipscombe, Audrey J. Majeske, Jonathan P. Rast, Nicholas W. Schuh, Linsheng Song, Ghada Tafesh-Edwards, Lingling Wang, Zhuang Xue, and Zichao Yu

in Invertebrate Pathology

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780198853756
eISBN:
9780191888182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853756.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Animal Biology

Echinoderms are basal deuterostomes and the sister phylum to the chordates. All are marine animals with effective and robust innate immunity. Echinoderms are host to diseases in both larvae and ... More


Our inner defense systems

Mats Lekander

in The Inflamed Feeling: The Brain's Role in Immune Defence

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780198863441
eISBN:
9780191895937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863441.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Behavioural Neuroendocrinology, Clinical Psychology

The chapter describes the central functioning of the immune system, making clear how the substantial threat from microorganisms needs to be handled through a multitude of mechanisms. The basic ... More


Sjögren’s and the Immune System

Robert I. Fox and Steven E. Carsons

in The Sjögren's Book

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197502112
eISBN:
9780197650417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197502112.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

Sjögren’s disease is an autoimmune disorder in which environmental, genetic, and hormonal factors result in the disruption of the body’s innate and acquired immune systems. The activation of ... More


Recent and Promising Scientific Developments

Steven E. Carsons, Mabi Singh, Nancy McNamara, and Katherine M. Hammitt

in The Sjögren's Book

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197502112
eISBN:
9780197650417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197502112.003.0048
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

After many years with little forward movement in Sjögren’s, promising approaches to disease management are on the horizon, including biomarker discoveries, new metrics to assess disease activity, and ... More


Diseases of chelicerates

Christopher J. Coates

in Invertebrate Pathology

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780198853756
eISBN:
9780191888182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853756.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Animal Biology

Chelicerates represent one of the oldest and second most speciose groups within the Phylum Arthropoda. Often referred to as ‘living fossils’, extant chelicerates inhabit terrestrial and aquatic ... More


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