Brinkworth, Jessica F.

Primates, Pathogens, and Evolution

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Table of contents

1. Primates, Pathogens and Evolution: An Introduction
Jessica F. Brinkworth, Kate Pechenkina

Part I. Immunity and Primate Evolution

2. Vertebrate Immune System Evolution and Comparative Primate Immunity
Jessica F. Brinkworth, Mitchell Thorn

3. Genetic Variation in the Immune System of Old World Monkeys: Functional and Selective Effects
Dagan A. Loisel, Jenny Tung

4. Toll-Like Receptor Function and Evolution in Primates
Jessica F. Brinkworth, Kirstin N. Sterner

5. Impact of Natural Selection Due to Malarial Disease on Human Genetic Variation
Felicia Gomez, Wen-Ya Ko, Avery Davis, Sarah A. Tishkoff

6. Parasitic Lice Help to Fill in the Gaps of Early Hominid History
Julie M. Allen, Cedric O. Worman, Jessica E. Light, David L. Reed

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

8. Molecular Mimicry by γ-2 Herpesviruses to Modulate Host Cell Signaling Pathways
Lai-Yee Wong, Zsolt Toth, Kevin F. Brulois, Kyung-Soo Inn, Sun Hwa Lee, Hye-Ra Lee, Jae U. Jung

9. Neotropical Primates and Their Susceptibility to Toxoplasma gondii: New Insights for an Old Problem
José Luiz Catão-Dias, Sabrina Epiphanio, Maria Cecília Martins Kierulff

10. 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

11. Microbial Exposures and Other Early Childhood Influences on the Subsequent Function of the Immune System
Graham A. W. Rook

12. Make New Friends and Keep the Old? Parasite Coinfection and Comorbidity in Homo sapiens

Melanie Martin, Aaron D. Blackwell, Michael Gurven, Hillard Kaplan

13. Primates, Pathogens, and Evolution: A Context for Understanding Emerging Disease
Kristin N. Harper, Molly K. Zuckerman, Bethany L. Turner, George J. Armelagos

Keywords: Life Sciences, Evolutionary Biology, Anthropology, Animal Genetics and Genomics, Infectious Diseases

Publication year
Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects
Page amount
10 pages
Natural Sciences

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