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Antimicrobial Immune Response

Edited by Maria Del Mar Ortega-Villaizan

Miguel Hernandez University


Veronica Chico

Miguel Hernandez University

Infectious microbial agents such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites can cause pathological disorders and even death in organisms exposed to the environment. However, organisms have an immune system to control infection caused by pathogens. The immune system is divided into the innate and the adaptive immune systems. The innate immune system is the first mechanism to respond to infections, whereas the adaptive immune system is based on immune memory. This book provides an overview of antiviral and antibacterial immune responses in different immune-reactive organs and across different animal species, from higher to lower vertebrates.

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Antimicrobial Immune ResponseEdited by Maria Del Mar Ortega-Villaizan

Published: November 24th 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.87657

ISBN: 978-1-83968-783-9

Print ISBN: 978-1-83968-782-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-784-6

Copyright year: 2021

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477 Total Chapter Downloads


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1. Immune System of Fish: An Evolutionary Perspective

By Sujata Sahoo, Husne Banu, Abhinav Prakash and Gayatri Tripathi


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2. Host-Microbial Relationship: Immune Response to Microbial Infections with or without Medication

By Faustina Pappoe and Samuel Victor Nuvor


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3. Role of Kupffer Cells in Systemic Anti-Microbial Defense

By Hiroyuki Nakashima, Masahiro Nakashima, Manabu Kinoshita and Shuhji Seki


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4. The Role of the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AhR) in the Immune Response against Microbial Infections

By Lixing Huang, Rongchao He, Youyu Zhang and Qingpi Yan


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5. Metabotropic Receptors 4 and the Immune Responses

By Zhuoya Wan and Song Li


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