Book 2011

Developmental Biology of Peripheral Lymphoid Organs


ISBN: 978-3-642-14428-8 (Print) 978-3-642-14429-5 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-3

    Introduction: Evolution of Peripheral Lymphoid Organs

  3. Common themes in lymphoid organ development

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 5-5

    2. Chapter

      Pages 7-13

      Cellular Partners in the Embryonic Induction of Lymphoid Territories: Origins and Transcriptional Regulation

    3. Chapter

      Pages 15-24

      Lymphotoxin/Tumour Necrosis Factor Family Members as Morphogenic Factors

    4. Chapter

      Pages 25-38

      NF-κB Signalling and Lymphoid Tissue Organogenesis

    5. Chapter

      Pages 39-45

      Homeostatic Chemokines, Cytokines and Their Receptors in Peripheral Lymphoid Organ Development

  4. Development of lymph nodes in humans and rodents

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 47-47

    2. Chapter

      Pages 49-58

      Developmental Relationship and Convergence Between the Formation of Lymphoid Organs and Lymphatic Vasculature

    3. Chapter

      Pages 59-74

      Development and Structure of Lymph Nodes in Humans and Mice

    4. Chapter

      Pages 75-94

      Development of Lymph Node Circulation and Homing Mechanisms

  5. Programmed and nascent gut-associated organized lymphoid tissues

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 95-95

    2. Chapter

      Pages 97-106

      Structure and Development of Peyer’s Patches in Humans and Mice

    3. Chapter

      Pages 107-117

      Cryptopatches and Isolated Lymphoid Follicles: Aspects of Development, Homeostasis and Function

  6. Single complexity: the spleen

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 119-120

    2. Chapter

      Pages 121-141

      Structural Evolution of the Spleen in Man and Mouse

    3. Chapter

      Pages 143-157

      Formation and Function of White Pulp Lymphocyte Rich Areas of Spleen

  7. Disassembling the puzzle: effect of aging

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 159-159

    2. Chapter

      Pages 161-174

      Age-Associated Decline in Peripheral Lymphoid Organ Functions

  8. Back Matter

    Pages 175-177