Developmental Aspects of Carcinogenesis and Immunity

Developmental Aspects of Carcinogenesis and Immunity

1st Edition - January 1, 1974

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  • Editor: Thomas J. King
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483262123

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Developmental Aspects of Carcinogenesis and Immunity presents the proceedings of the 32nd symposium of the Society for Developmental Biology, held at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas in June 1973. The meeting aims to highlight the advances in carcinogenesis and immunity and emphasize their relationship to fundamental processes of developmental biology. Leading investigators present their studies on various aspects of the two fields such as mechanisms underlying tumor transformation; cell proliferation, differentiation, and neoplasia; transformation of cells in culture; and role of embryonic and fetal antigens in cancer, lymphocyte differentiation, cell-mediated destruction of tumor cells, and the enhancement of the effects of antibodies through the process of immune surveillance. Oncologists, cell biologists, medical researchers, physiologists, molecular biologists, physicians, and students in the field of medicine will find the book insightful.

Table of Contents

  • Contents

    List of Contributors


    Photographs of Participants

    Session I: Multipotentiality of the Tumorous State

    The Benign Cells of Malignant Tumors

    Mechanisms Underlying Tumor Transformation and Tumor Reversal in Crown-Gall, a Neoplastic Disease at Higher Plants

    Session II: Cell Proliferation, Differentiation and Neoplasia

    Cell Contact and Cell Division

    The Cell Cycle and the Neoplastic Transformation

    Neoplasia and Differentiation as Translational Functions

    Session III: Cell Surface Changes

    Observations on the Mobility of Protein Components of the Plasma Membrane

    Alteration of Protein Components of Transformed Cell Membranes in Two Virus-Cell Systems

    Session IV: Transformation of Cells in Culture

    Virus Mediated Transformation of Mammalian Cells

    RNA-directed DNA Polymerase Activity in Uninfected Cells

    Endogenous Viruses in Normal and Transformed Cells

    Session V: Immunity and Oncogenesis

    Development and Differentiation of Lymphocytes

    Embryonic and Fetal Antigens in Cancer Cells

    Serum Factors and Cell-Mediated Destruction of Tumor Cells

    Lymphocyte Differentiation and Immune Surveillance Against Cancer

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 228
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1974
  • Published: January 1, 1974
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483262123

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Thomas J. King

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