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Cover for The relationship between mental and physical health.

This chapter makes a clear definition of animal health and how the mental health of animals is related or affected by the physical health of the animals. This chapter likewise discussed how interactions of the macro and micro environments with the individual's genetic, epigenetic, molecular,...

Author(s)
Bain, M.; Buffington, C. A. T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Patent eligibility issues in life science innovations: contentious court cases.

This chapter deals with some of the contentious court cases involving patent eligibility issues in life science areas in several countries, including the European Union (EU), USA, UK and India. Court cases on patent eligibility of thiopurine drugs to treat autoimmune diseases, diagnostic method for ...

Author(s)
Chakrabarty, A. M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646534)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The gut microbiota in health and disease.

This chapter reviews the important role of the gut microbial flora in the healthy state, as well as relevant alterations in their composition during various disease states (i.e., autoimmune diseases, inflammatory bowel diseases, allergies, colorectal cancer).

Author(s)
Ventura, M.; Turroni, F.; Strati, F.; Sinderen, D. van
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640495)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Modulation of autoimmune and allergic responses by defined nematode molecules.

This chapter explores the immunomodulatory effects of nematode infections which protect the host against autoimmune and allergic diseases. Included are discussions on specific nematode molecules (i.e., Ascaris suum PAS-1, cystatins, Dirofilaria immitis-derived antigen (DiAg), galectin-9 homologue...

Author(s)
Harnett, W.; Al-Riyami, L.; Rzepecka, J.; Harnett, M. M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937591)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Histidine decarboxylase.

The mammalian histidine decarboxylase cDNA encodes for a protein with a molecular mass of 74 kDa that is converted into a 53-55 kDa form during post-translational proteolytic processing through the ubiquitin-proteasome system. The resulting enzyme, histidine decarboxylase, converts L-histidine to...

Author(s)
Dere, E.; Ambrée, O.; Zlomuzica, A.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937980)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nematodes and regulatory T cells.

This chapter focuses on regulatory T cells and their role in human nematode infections. The function of regulatory T cells in mouse models and human studies of filarial (Brugia malayi, Litomosoides sigmodontis) and intestinal (Heligmosomoides polygyrus, Strongyloides stercoralis, Ascaris...

Author(s)
Smith, K. A.; Maizels, R. M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937591)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nutrition, immunity and chronic diseases.

This chapter reviews the relationship between nutrition, immunity, and non-communicable or chronic diseases. It discusses the separate roles of nutrition and immune systems in cancer and their interactions and the probable role nutrition plays in autoimmune disorders (type 1 diabetes mellitus and...

Author(s)
Shetty, P.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9780851995311)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nutrition, immunity and infection.

Much evidence suggests the relationship of malnutrition and infection. With the increasing understanding of the immune system and its functions to protect hosts from infections, the part played by the nutritional status of individuals and the role of specific nutrients in this process are...

Author(s)
Shetty, P.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9780851995311)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Zinc deficiency and infections.

Zinc is an important micronutrient found in every cell of the body. Although the essential role of zinc for growth and survival in animals is well known, its role in man was recognized only more recently. This chapter reviews the various physiological and nutritional aspects of zinc, particularly...

Author(s)
Shetty, P.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9780851995311)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Skin conditions.

This chapter covers the diverse skin conditions observed in working horses. Aids to diagnosis of skin diseases in the horse are given. Focus is given on mange mites, lice, ticks, other skin parasites, flying insects, urticarial reaction, eosinophilic granulomata, viral skin conditions, bacterial...

Author(s)
Duncanson, G. R.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936556)
Type
Book chapter

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