Coagulation in invertebrates
2011 (English)In: Journal of Innate Immunity, ISSN 1662-811X, Vol. 3, no 1, 3-8 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
In most animals there is a need to quickly prevent the loss of blood or equivalent fluids through inflicted injuries. In invertebrates with an open circulatory system (and sometimes a hydroskeleton as well) these losses may otherwise soon be fatal. Also, there is a need to prevent microbes that have gained access to the body through the wound from disseminating throughout the open circulatory system. Therefore, many invertebrates possess a coagulation system to prevent such accidents from having too serious consequences. In this review we discuss recent developments in a few animals - mainly arthropods - where more detailed data are available. It is likely, however, that corresponding systems are present in most phyla, but this is still unchartered territory.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Basel: S. Karger AG , 2011. Vol. 3, no 1, 3-8 p.
Coagulation, Comparative immunology, Immune response, Insects, Invertebrates, Wound healing
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-141521DOI: 10.1159/000322066ISI: 000285568700002PubMedID: 21051883OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-141521DiVA: diva2:385771