The Fourth International Conference on Immunopharmacology took place in Osaka, Japan, May 1988. It was attended by over 900 participants from a variety of fields, illustrating the broad interest and wide-ranging applications of the subject. This Proceedings volume provides a comprehensive record of the Conference and is organized according to the sectional headings employed at the meeting. The topics covered include basic and clinical immunology, and preclinical and clinical aspects of immunopharmacology. The material presented is referenced and indexed throughout, and illustrated with photographs, diagrams and tables.


For pharmacologists, immunologists, clinicians and scientists in the pharmaceutical industry.

Table of Contents

Section Headings and Selected Papers: Secondary Immunodeficiency and its Therapy. Introduction and overview on AIDS, J L Fahey & B Hofmann. Immunopharmacology of Neuroendocrine Interaction. Overview on neuroimmodulation and a possible role for serotonergic system, K Masek. Immunoregulatory Molecules, Receptors and their Immunopharmacological Implications. Cell-cell contact and cytokinine-controlled B lymphocyte responses and their potential influences in hematopoiesis, A Rolink et al. Recent Advances in Vaccine Development. Modulation of the immunogenic characters of protective epitopes in synthetic vaccines, F Audibert et al. Immunopharmacology of Model Cytokinine, IL-6 (BSF2/IFNB2). Interleukin 6 and its receptor: pathological role in autoimmunity and lymphoid malignancy, T Hirano et al. Transmembrane Signalling and Chemical Mediators. The role of kinase activation and gene expression in the action of interleukin 2, W L Farrar et al. Workshop Sessions. Author Index. Subject Index.


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