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Title Primates, pathogens, and evolution / Jessica F. Brinkworth, Kate Pechenkina, editors
Published New York : Springer, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (x, 428 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects ; 38
Developments in primatology ; 38
Contents 880-01 Part I. Immunity and Primate Evolution -- Part II. Emergence and Divergent Disease Manifestation -- Part III. Primates, Pathogens and Health
880-01/(S Part I. Primates, Pathogens and Evolution: An Introduction. / Jessica F. Brinkworth, Kate Pechenkina -- Immunity and Primate Evolution. Vertebrate Immune System Evolution and Comparative Primate Immunity / Jessica F. Brinkworth, Mitchell Thorn -- Genetic Variation in the Immune System of Old World Monkeys: Functional and Selective Effects / Dagan A. Loisel, Jenny Tung -- Toll-Like Receptor Function and Evolution in Primates / Jessica F. Brinkworth, Kirstin N. Sterner -- Impact of Natural Selection Due to Malarial Disease on Human Genetic Variation / Felicia Gomez ... et al. -- Parasitic Lice Help to Fill in the Gaps of Early Hominid History / Julie M. Allen ... et al. -- Part II. Emergence and Divergent Disease Manifestation. Treponema pallidum Infection in Primates: Clinical Manifestations, Epidemiology, and Evolution of a Stealthy Pathogen / Kristin N. Harper, Sascha Knauf -- Molecular Mimicry by γ-2 Herpesviruses to Modulate Host Cell Signaling Pathways / Lai-Yee Wong ... et al. -- Neotropical Primates and Their Susceptibility to Toxoplasma gondii: New Insights for an Old Problem / José Luiz Catão-Dias, Sabrina Epiphanio, Maria Cecília Martins Kierulff -- The Evolution of SIV in Primates and the Emergence of the Pathogen of AIDS / Edward J.D. Greenwood, Fabian Schmidt, Jonathan L. Heeney -- Part III. Primates, Pathogens and Health. Microbial Exposures and Other Early Childhood Influences on the Subsequent Function of the Immune System / Graham A.W. Rook -- Make New Friends and Keep the Old? Parasite Coinfection and Comorbidity in Homo sapiens / Melanie Martin ... et al. -- Primates, Pathogens, and Evolution: A Context for Understanding Emerging Disease / Kristin N. Harper ... et al
Summary The immune systems of humans and non-human primates have diverged such that these animals show inter- and intra-species variation in susceptibility, symptoms, and survival of particular infectious diseases. Variation in primate immunity is such that some major human pathogens-- such as immunodeficiency viruses, herpesviruses and malaria-inducing species of Plasmodium-- elicit striking differences in immune response between closely related species and within populations. Complex evolutionary processes that include interactions among the host, its pathogens and symbiont/commensal organisms have shaped these differences in immunity. The success of some pathogens in establishing persistent infections in humans and other primates has been determined not just by the molecular evolution of the pathogen and its interactions with the host, but also by the evolution of primate behavior and ecology, microflora, immune factors and the evolution of other biological systems. To explore how interactions between primates and their pathogens have shaped their mutual molecular evolution, Primates, Pathogens and Evolution brings together research that explores comparative primate immune function, the emergence of major and neglected primate diseases, primate-microorganism molecular interactions, and related topics
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed September 3, 2013)
Subject Primates -- Evolution.
Primates -- Immunology.
Primates -- Diseases.
Primates -- genetics.
Primates -- immunology.
Biological Evolution.
Form Electronic book
Author Brinkworth, Jessica F., editor, author
Pechenkina, Ekaterina A. (Ekaterina Alexandrovna), editor
LC no. 2013942492
ISBN 9781461471813 (electronic bk.)
1461471818 (electronic bk.)