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II. Toxicology Research (cont.)

B) Immunological Research

  1. Advantages of using the common marmoset in immunological research

The common marmoset is commonly used in immunological studies because it has many similarities to humans. One of these similarities is that some human antibodies react similarly to white blood cells of both marmosets and humans. Many cell receptors, or part of the white blood cells that recognize antibodies, are similar between humans and marmosets and can provide good models for disease studies using marmosets. These models mean that studies and results found in marmosets can often be readily applied to humans.

Further Reading:

Griffiths, G. (1998). Further Immunological Studies Using the Marmoset. European Marmoset Research Group. Marmosets in Biomedicine and as Models for Human Disease (Abstracts). 4.

Neubert, R. (1998). The Immunology of the Marmoset and its Suitability for Immuno-toxicological Studies. European Marmoset Research Group. Marmosets in Biomedicine and as Models for Human Disease (Abstracts). 3-4.

Additional Related Links:

Annual Reviews of Immunology: http://immunol.annualreviews.org

Pharmacology and Toxicology Annual Reviews: http://pharmtox.annualreviews.org

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Text by Rebecca Dallwig.