Advances in Immunology, a long-established and highly respected publication, presents current developments as well as comprehensive reviews in immunology. Articles address the wide range of topics that comprise immunology, including molecular and cellular activation mechanisms, phylogeny and molecular evolution, and clinical modalities. Edited and authored by the foremost scientists in the field, each volume provides up-to-date information and directions for the future.

Key Features

  • Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field
  • Contributions from leading authorities and industry experts


Immunologists and infectious disease specialists, cell biologists and hematologists

Table of Contents

  • Contributors
  • Chapter One. Multifarious Determinants of Cytokine Receptor Signaling Specificity
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Ligand–Receptor Complex Formation: Geometry and Affinity
    • 3 Receptor Dynamics and Endosomal Trafficking
    • 4 Intracellular Protein Levels and Signaling Activation
    • 5 Tuning Cytokine Signaling via Protein Engineering
    • 6 Perspectives
    • Acknowledgments
    • References
  • Chapter Two. Pathogenic Mechanisms of Bradykinin Mediated Diseases: Dysregulation of an Innate Inflammatory Pathway
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Contact Activation: Factor XII-Dependent Initiation of Bradykinin Formation
    • 3 Assembly on Cell Surfaces: Binding of HK to HUVEC
    • 4 Binding of Factor XII to HUVEC
    • 5 Interaction of gC1qR, Cytokeratin 1, and u-PAR Within HUVEC Cell Membranes
    • 6 Binding to Other Cells
    • 7 Activation of the Kinin Cascade: The Role of Endothelial Cells
    • 8 Inhibition of Contact Activation
    • 9 Inactivation of Bradykinin
    • 10 Further Considerations of the Initiating Site for Bradykinin Formation: Evidence That the PK–HK Complex has Enzymatic Activity
    • 11 Hereditary Angioedema (Types I and II = C1 Inhibitor Deficiency)
    • 12 Bradykinin Formation When C1 INH is Absent/Dysfunctional
    • 13 Type III HAE
    • 14 New Modalities for Treatment of HAE
    • 15 Proteoglycan-Dependent Activation of Factor XII: Theoretical Mechanisms for Bradykinin Production in “Allergic” Diseases; Particularly Anaphylaxis, Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria, and Rhinitis/Asthma
    • 16 Activation of Factor XII by Aggregated Proteins
    • References
  • Chapter Three. The Role of Short-Chain Fatty Acids in Health and Disease
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 SCFA Sensing and Signal Transduction
    • 3


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About the editor

Frederick Alt

Affiliations and Expertise

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Laboratories, The Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA


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