Immunology of the Liver - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780433307259, 9781483162812

Immunology of the Liver

1st Edition

Proceedings of an International Meeting Held at King's College Hospital Medical School London, on 6th and 7th July, 1970

Authors: Martin Smith Roger Williams
eBook ISBN: 9781483162812
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1971
Page Count: 330
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Description

Immunology of the Liver contains the proceedings of an International Meeting held at King's College Hospital Medical School in London on July 6-7, 1970. The meeting provided a forum for discussing progress made in understanding the immunology of the liver and tackled topics ranging from the pathology of chronic hepatitis to the occurrence and distribution of tissue antibodies in liver diseases. Cell-mediated responses and manifestations of immunological damage are also explored.

Comprised of 33 chapters, this book begins with an introduction to the clinical, morphological, and virological aspects of liver disease. In particular, the clinical spectrum of autoimmune liver disease is considered, along with the pathology of chronic hepatitis. Morphological and immunological studies on chronic aggressive hepatitis and primary biliary cirrhosis are presented. Subsequent chapters focus on antibodies related to mitochondria; leukocyte migration in active chronic hepatitis and primary biliary cirrhosis; immunologic observations and electron microscopy of halothane-induced hepatic injury; and humoral and delayed hypersensitivity in chronic hepatitis. The final sections deal with results of immunosuppressive therapy and the immunology of liver transplantation.

This monograph will be of interest to immunologists, pathologists, physiologists, clinicians, and research workers in the field of medicine.

Table of Contents


Editors' Foreword


List of Participants


Opening Address


Part I Clinical, Morphological and Virological Aspects


Clinical Spectrum of Auto-Immune Liver Disease


The Pathology of Chronic Hepatitis


Morphological and Immunological Studies on Chronic Aggressive Hepatitis and Primary Biliary Cirrhosis


Australia Antigen in the Chilean Population


Electron Microscopic Observations on SH Antigen Using Positive Staining


Round Table Discussion


Part II The Occurrence and Role of Antibodies


Occurrence and Distribution of Tissue Antibodies in Liver Diseases


Antibodies Related to Mitochondria: Multiple Specificities and Clinical Associations


Antibodies to Bile Canaliculi in Patients with Chronic Active Liver Disease


Serum Total Haemolytic Complement in Liver Disease


Properties of Antibodies Reacting with Homologous and Heterologous Liver Mitochondrial Fractions


Round Table Discussion


Part III Cell Mediated Responses and Manifestations of Immunological Damage


Theoretical Basis of the Leucocyte Migration Test


Leucocyte Migration in Active Chronic Hepatitis and Primary Biliary Cirrhosis


The Anergic State and Other Immunological Changes in Primary Biliary Cirrhosis


Induction and Transfer of Auto-Immune Periductular Fibrosis in Inbred Rat Strains — with Evidence for Predominantly Cell-Mediated Pathogenesis


Characterization and Isolation of Liver Specific Proteins in Different Species; their Importance for Experimental Models and in Diagnosis of Chronic Hepatitis


Immunologic Observations and Electron Microscopy of Halothane-Induced Hepatic Injury


Studies on Multi-System Involvement in Active Chronic Hepatitis and Primary Biliary Cirrhosis


Some Aspects of Humoral and D

Details

No. of pages:
330
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 1971
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9781483162812

About the Author

Martin Smith

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant in Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care

Roger Williams

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Hepatology and Director, Institute of Liver Studies, King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK

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