Behavioral fever in ectothermic vertebrates.

  title={Behavioral fever in ectothermic vertebrates.},
  author={Krzysztof Ł. Rakus and Maygane Ronsmans and Alain Vanderplasschen},
  journal={Developmental and comparative immunology},
Fever is an evolutionary conserved defense mechanism which is present in both endothermic and ectothermic vertebrates. Ectotherms in response to infection can increase their body temperature by moving to warmer places. This process is known as behavioral fever. In this review, we summarize the current knowledge on the mechanisms of induction of fever in mammals. We further discuss the evolutionary conserved mechanisms existing between fever of mammals and behavioral fever of ectothermic… CONTINUE READING

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