Crustacean hematopoiesis and the astakine cytokines.

  title={Crustacean hematopoiesis and the astakine cytokines.},
  author={Xionghui Lin and Irene S{\"o}derh{\"a}ll},
  volume={117 24},
Major contributions to research in hematopoiesis in invertebrate animals have come from studies in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, and the freshwater crayfish, Pacifastacus leniusculus. These animals lack oxygen-carrying erythrocytes and blood cells of the lymphoid lineage, which participate in adaptive immune defense, thus making them suitable model animals to study the regulation of blood cells of the innate immune system. This review presents an overview of crustacean blood cell… CONTINUE READING