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Contemporary Topics in Immunobiology

Author: Noel L Warner
Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 1980.
Series: Contemporary topics in immunobiology, 11.
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Although the field of contemporary immunobiology continues to diversify and encompass an increasing array of biomedical disciplines and topics, there are frequently several themes that will receive  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Noel L Warner
ISBN: 9781468437010 1468437011 9781468437034 1468437038
OCLC Number: 840288750
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1 Cancer: A Problem in Somatic Cell Evolution.- I. Introduction.- II. Is Escape from Senescence on the Pathway to Cancer?.- III. Are Metastases or Angiogenesis on the Pathway to Cancer?.- IV. Is Anchorage-Independent Growth on the Pathway to Cancer?.- A. Introduction.- B. Models for the Expression of Anchorage-Dependent Growth.- C. The Mutation from Anchorage-Dependent to Anchorage-Independent Growth.- D. The Coordinate Expression of Anchorage-Independent Growth and Tumorigenicity.- E. The Expression of Anchorage-Independent Growth as a Result of Mutation vs. Anchorage-Independent Growth as a Result of Differentiation.- V. Can We Put Order in the Data Concerning the Immune Response to Tumors?.- A. An Immunological Framework within Which Tumor-Immune System Evolution Can Be Rationalized.- B. The Tumor-Host Immune System Interaction.- VI. Natural Killer Activity and Cancer.- VII. The Bottom Line.- A. Transformation.- B. Evasion.- C. Are There Universals?.- VIII. References.- 2 The Genetic and Cellular Basis of Regulation of the Immune Response to Tumor Antigens.- I. Introduction.- II. Cellular Interactions.- A. Synergy of T Cells in Vitro and in Vivo.- B. Suppressor-T-Cell-Effector-T-Cell Interactions.- C. Macrophage-Lymphocyte Interactions.- III. Genetic Basis of the Immune Response to Tumor Antigens.- A. Genetic Resistance to Virus-Induced Tumors.- B. Genetic Basis of the Response to Other Tumor Types.- C. H-2 Products and Tumor Antigens.- D. Alloantigens and the Relationship to Tumor Antigen.- IV. Effector T Cells.- V. Suppressor T Cells.- A. Suppressor Factors and Suppressor Cell Circuits.- B. Suppression of Myeloma Cell Function.- C. The Ultraviolet-Light-Induced Tumor System.- D. Immunological Modulation of Tumor Responses in Vivo.- VI. Summary.- VII. References.- 3 Monoclonal Antibodies to Tumor Antigens.- I. Introduction.- II. Methodology.- A. Generation of Spleen Cell-Myeloma Cell Hybrids.- B. Isolation of Hybridomas Producing Specific Antibodies.- C. Production, Purification, and Characterization of Hybridoma Antibodies.- D. Serological Analysis of Cell Surface Antigens Identified by Hybridoma Antibodies.- E. Purification and Structural Analysis of Cell Surface Antigens Identified by Hybridoma Antibodies.- III. Antigens of Mouse Tumors.- A. Differentiation Antigens.- B. Antigens of Chemically Transformed Fibroblasts.- C. Murine Leukemia Virus Antigens.- IV. Antigens of Human Tumors.- A. Melanoma Antigens.- B. Neuroblastoma Antigens.- C. Colon Carcinoma Antigens.- D. Leukemia Antigens.- V. Conclusions.- VI. References.- 4 Continuous Cytotoxic T-Cell Lines.- I. Introduction.- II. Cytolytic T-Lymphocyte Lines.- A. The Creation of Cloned, Monospecific CTLL.- B. Human CTLL.- C. CTLL Immunotherapy.- III. Methods for Culturing T Cells.- A. The TCGF(IL2) Assay.- B. The Production of TCGF(IL2).- C. The Initiation and Maintenance of T-Cell Lines.- IV. The Immunobiologic Significance of TCGF(IL2).- V. Conclusions.- VI. References.- 5 The Role of MuLV Receptors on T-Lymphoma Cells in Lymphoma Cell Proliferation.- I. Introduction.- II. Each T Lymphoma Will Bear Surface Receptors Which Specifically Recognize Its Inducing MuLV.- A. Cell Surface Retrovirus Binding Can Be Detected by FACS Analysis.- B. Retrovirus Binding to T-Lymphoma Cells May Lead to Infection.- III. Retrovirus Receptors Can Be Used to Distinguish Incipient T Lymphomas from Other T Cells.- IV. Substances Which Interfere with Receptor Binding Inhibit T-Lymphoma Proliferation.- V. T-Lymphoma Receptors Should Have Variable Regions Analogous to Immunoglobulins and Normal T-Cell Receptors.- VI. Continuous in Vivo Antigenic Stimulation of Appropriate Normal T-Cell Clones Should Also Be Lymphomagenic.- VII. Concluding Remarks.- VIII. References.- 6 On Network Theory and H-2 Restriction.- I. Introduction.- II. The Cross-Linking Postulate and Symmetry in the System.- A. First Competing Theory: The Conformational Change Model.- B. Second Competing Theory: The Mitogen Receptor Model.- C. Evidence for Cross-Linking of Receptors as an Activating Mechanism in the Stimulation of Lymphoid Cells.- III. The Antigen-Specific T-Cell-Factor Postulate.- IV. The Nonspecific T-Cell-Dependent Helper Factor Postulate.- V. Summary of the Postulates of the Model.- VI. The Stable States.- VII. Modes of Response of the System.- A. Comparison with the Bretscher-Cohn Theory.- B. A Second Type of Specific Immune Response-Killer T Cells.- C. Models for the Regulation of Class.- VIII. Is the Model Too Simple? Subclasses of T Cells.- IX. The T-Cell Repertoire.- A. The Phenomenology.- B. Popular Models: "Altered Self," Two Specific Receptors.- C. An Alternative Concept.- X. Implications of the Theory for the Design of Experiments.- XI. Recapitulation.- XII. On the Analogy with the Central Nervous System.- XIII. References.- 7 VH Gene Products Allow Specific Communication among Immunologic Cell Sets.- I. Introduction.- II. Genetic and Serologic Definition of Idiotype on B and T Cells.- A. Linkage.- B. Serologic Definition of id+ B-Cell Products.- C. Definition of Idiotypic Determinants on T Cells.- D. Analysis of Serum Antibodies after Stimulation by Antigen.- III. Influence of Anti-Idiotypic Antibodies on Idiotype Expression.- IV. id-Specific Suppression by T Cells.- A. Cellular Targets of id-Specific T Suppression.- V. Idiotype-Specific Activation by T Cells.- VI. References.- 8 Radiation-Induced Augmentation of the Immune Response.- I. Introduction.- II. Review of Published Data.- A. In Vivo Observations.- III. Interpretation.- IV. Work in Progress and Future Initiatives.- V. Summary.- VI. References.- 9 Antibody Production to Antigen-Specific Factors.- I. Introduction.- II. Methods.- III. Rabbit Antisera to Suppressor Factor.- IV. Mouse Antisera to Suppressor Factor.- V. Antisera to Helper Factors.- VI. A Model of Specific Factor Structure.- VII. Conclusions and Prospects.- VIII. References.
Series Title: Contemporary topics in immunobiology, 11.
Responsibility: edited by Noel L. Warner.


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