Advances in Immunology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128002674, 9780128003640

Advances in Immunology, Volume 122

1st Edition

Editors: Frederick Alt
eBook ISBN: 9780128003640
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128002674
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 14th January 2014
Page Count: 310
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Table of Contents

Chapter One: Regulation of Immunoglobulin Class-Switch Recombination

1 Overview of Genomic Alterations in B Cells

2 Initiation of CSR: S Regions and Germline Transcription

3 Induction of DNA Lesions in CSR: Essential Requirement of AID

4 Processing of Deaminated DNA: Requirements for BER and MMR Proteins

5 Completion of CSR: Synapsis and End-Joining

6 AID Phosphorylation at Serine-38 and a Role Beyond DNA Deamination

7 Multifaceted Regulation of AID Expression and Activity

8 Targeting of AID to the Ig Loci

9 AID Activity Beyond the Ig Loci

10 Perspectives


Chapter Two: Two Forms of Adaptive Immunity in Vertebrates

1 Introduction

2 Discovery of VLR

3 Structure of VLR Proteins and Genes

4 Functions of VLR and Lymphocyte Lineages

5 Interplay of VLRB and the Complement System

6 Similarities and Differences in the Two Forms of Adaptive Immunity

7 Evolution of Antigen Receptors

8 Concluding Remarks


Chapter Three: Recognition of Tumors by the Innate Immune System and Natural Killer Cells

1 Introduction

2 Innate Cells and Effector Molecules in Tumor Surveillance

3 Germline-Encoded Receptors Implicated in Tumor Surveillance

4 The Immunogenicity of Cancer: How Alterations Common to Cancer Can Result in Detection by Innate Immune Cells

5 Interplay Between Tumors and Innate Lymphocytes

6 Concluding Remarks


Chapter Four: Signaling Circuits in Early B-Cell Development

1 Introduction

2 Moving from the pro-B to the pre-B Stage

3 The Interleukin 7 Receptor

4 The preBCR and Its Autonomous Signaling

5 Lessons from Transgenic and Knockout Mouse Studies

6 Signaling Pathways Controlling pre-B-Cell Expansion

7 The Switch from Proliferation to Differentiation

8 pre-B Cells and Tumors

9 Perspectives


Chapter Five: Interleukin 10 Receptor Signaling

1 Introduction

2 IL10 and IL10 Receptor Expression and Regulation

3 Down-stream Signaling Through the IL10 Receptor

4 Regulation of Intestinal Immune Responses by IL10 in Murine Models

5 Regulation of Mucosal Homeostasis by IL10 Receptor Signaling in Mice

6 IL10-Dependent Signaling Shapes the Intestinal Microbiome

7 Impact of IL10 and IL10R Signaling Defects in Humans

8 Conclusions


Chapter Six: Development of Mast Cells and Importance of Their Tryptase and Chymase Serine Proteases in Inflammation and Wound Healing

1 Introduction

2 Development of MCs

3 Secretory Granule Proteases of Human and Mouse MCs

4 MC Involvement in Wound Healing

5 Conclusions and Therapeutic Directions


Chapter Seven: Why Does Somatic Hypermutation by AID Require Transcription of Its Target Genes?

1 The Basic Process of Somatic Hypermutation Before AID

2 History and Structure of AID

3 Control of Expression and Function of AID

4 Is RNA an AID Target?

5 Properties of AID Target Genes

6 SHM of Non-Ig Genes

7 SHM Versus CSR

8 A Revised Model for AID Function in SHM

9 Concluding Remarks


Contents of Recent Volumes


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

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


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About the Editors

Frederick Alt Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

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