Aspects of Developmental and Comparative Immunology

Aspects of Developmental and Comparative Immunology

Proceedings of the 1st Congress of Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 27 July - 1 August 1980, Aberdeen

1st Edition - January 1, 1981

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  • Editor: J. B. Solomon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483189710

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Aspects of Developmental and Comparative Immunology contains the proceedings of the 1st Congress of Developmental and Comparative Immunology, held from July 27 to August 1, 1980 in Aberdeen, Scotland. The papers explore various aspects of developmental and comparative immunology and cover topics ranging from the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) and membrane immunoglobulins to idiotypes and diversity, comparative ontogeny, and evolution of lymphoid organ function. Comprised of 105 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of how the host immune system utilizes polymorphic MHC antigens as the principal tool for pseudo-self versus true self distinction. The reader is then introduced to the immunology of earthworms, membrane immunoglobulins, idiotypes, and diversity. Subsequent chapters focus on the evolution of lymphoid organs in vertebrates; differentiation clocks in comparative immunology of mammals and birds; immunorecognition in invertebrates such as insects and gastropods; and the phylogeny of leucocytes in vertebrates and invertebrates. The remaining sections deal with stem cells, immune responses of gut-associated lymphoepithelial tissue, and the ontogeny of resistance to infection as well as the ontogeny of killer cells. Finally, the immunology of fish, amphibians, reptiles, chickens, and mammals is examined. This monograph will be of interest to immunobiologists.

Table of Contents

  • Plenary Sessions


    Promethean Foresight of the Immune System and MHC Antigen Polymorphism

    Immunology of Earthworms

    Some Functions of Lumbricus Leucocytes in Protection Mechanisms

    Induction of Earthworm-Anti-Erythrocyte Agglutinins

    Evidence of a MLR-Like Reaction in an Invertebrate, the Earthworm Eisenia Fetida

    Membrane Immunoglobulins, Idiotypes & Diversity

    Membrane Immunoglobulins of Teleost Fish Lymphocytes

    Idiotypes and Anti-Idiotypic Antibodies in Fish

    Clonal Heterogeneity of Antibodies in the Newborn Mouse - An Approach to the Problem of the Generation of Diversity

    Evolution of Lymphoid Organ Function

    Impact of Anuran Amphibians

    The Evolution of Vertebrate Lymphoid Organs

    Localisation of Antigens and Immune Complexes in the Spleen of Mammals Compared with the Lower Vertebrates

    Plenary Lecture

    Comparative Ontogeny

    Differentiation Clocks in Comparative Immunology of Mammals and Birds


    Immunorecognition in Invertebrates

    Recognition of Foreignness in the Internal Defence System of the Freshwater Gastropod Lymnaea Stagnalis

    Immune Recognition Mechanisms in Two Insect Species

    Studies on Recognition of Foreignness in Insects Utilizing Integumental Transplants

    Phylogeny of Leucocytes in Invertebrates and Vertebrates

    Humoral Factors in Molluscan Parasite Immunity

    Phagocytic Cells in Molluscs

    Helix Pomatia: Recognition and Clearance of Bacteria and Foreign Cells in an Invertebrate

    A Selective Response by the Coelomocytes of the Lugworm, Arenicola Marina (L.), towards Mixtures of Gram +VE and Gram -VE Bacteria

    A Comparison of the Immune Response of the Waxmoth, Galleria Mellonella to Pathogenic and Non-Pathogenic Bacteria

    Crustacean Internal Defence Mechanisms: Clearance and Distribution of Injected Bacteria by the Shore Crab Carcinus Maenas (L.)

    In Vitro Effect of Mitogens on Starfish Axial Organ Cells. Evidence of Lymphokine-Like Substances

    Immunoregulation by Phagocytic Cells in the Common American Newt, Notophthalmus Viridescens

    A Primitive Dendritic Splenocyte in Xenopus Laevis with Morphological Similarities to Reed-Sternberg Cells

    Phagocytes of the Snake, Spalerosophis Diadema

    Stem Cells

    Evolutionary Modifications of Nephrogenic Mesoderm to Establish the Embryonic Centers of Hemopoiesis

    Origin and History of Definitive Hemopoietic Stem Cells in the Avian Embryo

    Prebursal and Prethymic Stem Cells in the Chicken Embryo: Functional Studies

    Thymus-Bursa Relationship in the Developing Chick Embryo

    Maintenance of the Haemopoietic Stem Cell Population

    Immune Responses of Gut-Associated Lymphoepithelial Tissue

    Symposium Chairman's Introduction

    The Gut-Associated Lymphoepithelial Tissue (GALT) of Lizards and Snakes

    Some Aspects of B Cell Maturation in the Chicken

    The Role of the Bursa of Fabricius in Localized Immunity and as a Modulator of Systemic Immune Responses

    Development of IgA Responses in Germfree Piglets after Local Stimulation of GUT-Associated Lymphoid Tissue (GALT)

    Peyer's Patches as a Bursal Equivalent: A New Look at Some Old Arguments

    Range of Function of GUT-Associated Lymphoepithelial Tissue

    Ontogeny of Resistance to Infection

    Immunosuppressive Effect of an Australian Strain of Bursal Disease Virus

    Onset of Resistance to Pathogenic Strains of Campylobacter Fetus Subspecies Jejuni in the Chicken Embryo

    Development of Resistance to Invading Candida Albicans in the Chicken Embryo

    Ontogeny of Macrophage Activation Measured by Decreased 5'-Nucleotidase Activity During Plasmodium Berghei Infection of Rats

    Ontogeny of Superoxide Anion Release by Macrophages in Normal and Plasmodium Berghei-Infected Rats

    Ontogeny of Killer Cells Measured by Antibody Dependent Cell Cytotoxicity in Normal and Plasmodium Berghei-Infected Rats

    Macrophage Activation Measured by Decreased 5'-Nucleotidase Activity in Newborn and Adult Guinea Pigs Infected with Tuberculosis

    Maternal/Foetal Relationships

    In Vitro Study of Maternal Serum Factors Partially Responsible for the Inhibition of the Immune Cytotoxic Reaction of the Mother Towards its Larvae in Salamandra Salamandra L.

    Cell Activity in the Maternal Spleen During Mouse Pregnancy

    Transfer of 125 I-Insulin in Immunised Pregnant Guinea Pigs

    Insulin Antibodies in Diabetic Pregnancies

    Biochemical Characterization of Human Trophoblast Cell Membrane Proteins

    Transferrin Receptors of Human Plancental, Tumour and Transformed Cells

    Immunobiological Activities of Human Trophoblast Cell Membrane Glycoproteins

    The Influence of Maternal Immune Reactivity on Idiotype Expression by Progeny

    T Suppressors and Immunological Tolerance

    Immunoregulation: Helper and Suppressor Functions in the Immune Response to Sheep Erythrocytes in the Lizard

    Role of Suppressor T-cells and Tolerant Serum in Low Zone Tolerance to Sheep Erythrocytes in Lizards

    Effects of Thymectomy During Early Development of Xenopus Laevis

    Transplantation Tolerance in Amphibian Development

    Ontogeny of Suppressor Cells in the Mouse and their Relation to Potential Immune Reactivity in the Fetal Liver

    Suppression of a Response to Modified Self Cells by Mouse Fetal Liver Cells

    Suppressor T Cells and Tolerance to MHC Antigens

    The Development of T-cell Function Studied Using Neonatally Thymectomized Reconstituted or Infant Thymus Irradiated Mice

    Grouped Papers

    Ontogeny of Killer Cells

    Ontogeny of Antibody-Dependent Cell Mediated Cytotoxicity in Normal and Tumor Bearing C3H Mice

    Ontogenic Development of Lymphoid Cells with T Characteristics

    Regulation of Antibody Affinity in the Mouse: Age-Related Cellular Aspects

    Fish Immunology

    Cell Surface Receptors and Immune Mechanisms in an Elasmobranch Fish Scyliorhinus Canicula

    Antigen-Trapping in the Carp (Cyprinus Carpio)

    Ontogeny of Lymphoid Organ Function in Fish

    Development of the Immune System in Carp (Cyprinus Carpio)

    A Comparison of the Immune Response of the Brown Trout (Salmo Trutta) to a Protein and a Carbohydrate Antigen

    Antigenic Competition in Teleosts

    Temperature Dependence of Humoral Immunity in Carp (Cyprinus Carpio)

    Seasonal Modulation Antibody Formation in Rainbow Trout (Salmo Gairdneri)

    The 6-Component Complement System of the Nurse Shark (Ginglymostoma Cirratum)

    Properdin-Like Pathway in the Serum of the Lamprey (Lampetra Japonica)

    Amphibian Immunology

    Ultrastructure of the Jugular Body of Rana Pipiens

    Ontogeny of Mitogen Responsiveness in Thymus and Spleen of Xenopus Laevis

    Antibody Production in Thymectomized Xenopus

    Comparison of the Proliferative Activity of Lymphoid Spleen Cells and the Antibody Response in Rana Esculenta Kept in 22 and 4°C

    Skin Allograft and Xenograft Responses in NMU-Treated Xenopus Laevis

    Restoration of Allograft Responses in NMU-Treated Xenopus Laevis by Protected Thymus Autografts

    Evolution of the Vertebrate Complement System and Immune Adherence Reaction

    Effect of Early Thymectomy on Development of Renal Tumors in Lucké Tumor Herpesvirus-Infected Leopard Frogs

    Leucocyte Migration Inhibition in Rana Temporaria Following Challenge with Thymus-Dependent Antigens

    Reptile Immunology

    Lymphocyte Structural Heterogeneity in the Lizard Chalcides Ocellatus

    Effect of Seasonal Changes on Humoral Immune Responses of the Lizard Chalcides Ocellatus

    Role of the Thymus and Spleen in Immune Responses of the Lizard Chalcides Ocellatus

    Surface Markers of Lymphocytes of the Snake, Spalerosophis Diadema II - Distribution of Snake Lymphocyte Subpopulations in Different Seasons

    Chicken Immunology

    B Cell Ontogeny in the Chicken: Role of Histocompatability Restriction and of T Cells

    Regulation of B-Cell Differentation by Antigenic Stimuli Across Bursal Epithelium in Neonatal Chicken

    The Development of Endocytotic Ability in the Follicle-Associated Epithelium of the Bursa of Fabricius

    Thymus-Bursa-Hypophysis Interactions in the Developing Chick Embryo

    Effects of Thymectomy on Erythropoiesis in the Chick Embryo

    The Ontogeny of Immune Responsiveness to Sheep Erythrocytes in Young Pigeons

    Functional and Antigenic Analysis of the Bursal and Thymic Microenvironments

    Immunochemical Characterization of Lymphocyte Surface Antigens in the Chicken

    Studies on the Complement Receptor of Chicken Spleen Cells

    Ontogenic Development of Cytotoxic and Suppressor Cells in Obese Strain (OS) Chickens with Spontaneous Thyroiditis

    Mammalian Immunology

    Development of T Cell Allo-Receptor Repertoire in Thymic Environment Expressing Different MHC Coded Antigens

    Comparative Analysis of the B-cell Repertoire Ontogeny in Parental and F1 Mice

    The Influence of Xenogeneic Thymic Stromal Cultures on the Functional Maturation of Mouse Thymocytes

    The Thymus as a Vehicle for Lymphoid Differentiation: The Status of Thymus Epithelial Cultures and T-cell Differentiation

    Development of Cell-Mediated Lympholysis (CML) in the Human Foetus

    Nonspecific Esterase Activity in Adult and Cord Blood Lymphocytes


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  • No. of pages: 590
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1981
  • Published: January 1, 1981
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483189710

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