The Innate Immune Response to Noninfectious Stressors: Human and Animal Models

Innate Immune Response Noninfectious StressorsThe Innate Immune Response to Noninfectious Stressors is edited by Massimo Amadori and published by Academic Press.

The Innate Immune Response to Non-infectious Stressors highlights fundamental mechanisms of stress response and important findings on how the immune system is affected, and in turn affects such a response. In addition, this book covers the crucial link between stress response and energy metabolism, prompts a re-appraisal of some crucial issues, and helps to define research priorities in this fascinating, somehow elusive field of investigation.

  • Provides insights into the fundamental homeostatic processes vis-à-vis stressors to help in investigation
  • Illustrates the depicted tenets and how to offset them against established models of response to physical and psychotic stressors in both animals and humans
  • Covers the crucial issue of the immune response to endocrine disruptors
  • Includes immunological parameters as reporter system of environmental adaptation
  • Provides many illustrative examples to foster reader understanding

Some chapters of this book are listed below:

  • An Overview of the Innate Immune Response to Infectious and Noninfectious Stressors
  • Homeostatic Inflammation as Environmental-Adaptation Strategy
  • Metabolic Stress, Heat Shock Proteins, and Innate Immune Response
  • Innate Immune Responses and Cancer Metastasis
  • Modulation of the Interferon Response by Environmental, Noninfectious Stressors

Paperback: 276 pages; Publisher: Academic Press; 1 edition (March 3, 2016).

About the Editor: Professor Massimo Amadori is a Senior Scientist at the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell’Emilia-Romagna (IZSLER), via A. Bianchi 9, 25124 Brescia, Italy.

Professor Amadori has developed tests of innate immunity in cattle for investigating animal health and welfare, and started and managed the Italian site of the European FMD vaccine Bank. He has been the official responsible for the Italian National Reference Centre for Animal Welfare, and has written 68 articles and chapters in the Journal of Interferon and Cytokine research, amongst others. He has an H index of 62.

Previous books published with the editor’s contribution: 1) “Acute Phase Proteins as Early Non-Specific Biomarkers of Human and Veterinary Diseases,” InTech, Open Access Publisher. 2) “Diagnostic Bacteriology Protocols, 2nd Edition,” Humana Press (Methods in Molecular Biology 345). 3) “New Research on Innate Immunity, Nova Science Publishers.

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