Immunorecognition and immunoreceptors in the Cnidaria

Dunn, S. R. (2009) Immunorecognition and immunoreceptors in the Cnidaria. Invertebrate Survival Journal, 6 1: 7-14.

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Author Dunn, S. R.
Title Immunorecognition and immunoreceptors in the Cnidaria
Journal name Invertebrate Survival Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1824-307X
Publication date 2009
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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Volume 6
Issue 1
Start page 7
End page 14
Total pages 8
Place of publication Italy
Publisher Universita degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Language eng
Subject 060808 Invertebrate Biology
Abstract Recent studies that are focused on cnidarians as model systems for cell biology are offering key insight into the complexities of higher metazoan biology. The innate immune system of these basal invertebrates is one of the cellular processes that until recently, was undescribed. The knowledge regarding both innate immunity and other cellular processes in cnidarians is far from complete. However, the evidence acquired so far, suggests highly conserved components of these cellular processes are more closely related to vertebrate homologues than more complex, but divergent invertebrate model systems. This review examines the immunorecognition and receptors that have been identified within the cnidarians so far. The complement of receptors and pathways already identified indicates that these basal invertebrates are far from “simple” in the array of methods they possess for dealing with potential invading microbes and pathogens.
Keyword Cnidaria
immunity
symbiosis
pathogen
Symbiodinium
PAMP
PRR
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes author affiliation: SR Dunn Center for Marine Studies, University of Queensland, Australia

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: Centre for Marine Studies Publications
 
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