Molecular Genetics of Immunoglobulin - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444809155, 9780080860763

Molecular Genetics of Immunoglobulin, Volume 17

1st Edition

Editors: F. Calabi M.S. Neuberger
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444809155
eBook ISBN: 9780080860763
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 1st December 1987
Page Count: 244
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Structure and Function of Antibodies (Dennis R. Burton). Introduction. Structure of IgG. Functions of IgG. Structure of Other Immunoglobulins in Relation to IgG. Structure and Function of IgM. Structure and Function of IgA. Structure and Function of IgD. Structure and Function of IgE. Summary. References. Chapter 2. Genes Encoding the Immunogobulin Constant Regions (Marianne Brüggemann). Introduction. Chromosomal Localization. Organization of Constant Region Genes. Structure of Individual Constant Region Genes. References. Chapter 3. Genes Encoding Immunoglobin Variable Regions (Peter H. Brodeur). Introduction. Gene Structure. Gene Families. Gene Number. Chromosome Assignment. Gene Organization. Polymorphism. Concluding Remarks. References. Chapter 4. Assembly of Immunoglobulin Variable Region Gene Segments (Michael Reth and Lise Leclerq). Introduction. The Rearrangement Mechanism. Order of Rearrangement Events During B Cell Development. Allelic Exclusion of Immunoglobulin Gene Expression. References. Chapter 5. Immunoglobulin Heavy Chain Class Switching (Ulrich Krawinkel and Andreas Radbruch). Introduction. Frequency of Class Switching. Switch Competence and Regulation. Molecular Analysis. (References). Chapter 6. Immunoglobulin Gene Expression (Graham P. Cook, John O. Mason and Michael S. Neuberger). Introduction. Tumours as Models. Patterns of Immunoglobulin Gene Expression during B Cell Ontogeny. Processes Regulating Immunoglobulin Gene Expression. Major Aspects of Cell-Type Specificity. References. Chapter 7. The Generation and Utilization of Antibody Variable Region Diversity (Tim Manser). Introduction. Antigen Independent Diversity. Antigen Dependent Diversity. Summary. References. Chapter 8. The Immunoglobulin Superfamily (Franco Calabi). Introduction. The Immunoglobulin Homology Unit. The T Cell Receptor. MHC Antigens. Other Members involved in Immune Functions. Members expressed outside the Immune System. Evolutionary Considerations. References.


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Chapter 1. Structure and Function of Antibodies (Dennis R. Burton). Introduction. Structure of IgG. Functions of IgG. Structure of Other Immunoglobulins in Relation to IgG. Structure and Function of IgM. Structure and Function of IgA. Structure and Function of IgD. Structure and Function of IgE. Summary. References. Chapter 2. Genes Encoding the Immunogobulin Constant Regions (Marianne Brüggemann). Introduction. Chromosomal Localization. Organization of Constant Region Genes. Structure of Individual Constant Region Genes. References. Chapter 3. Genes Encoding Immunoglobin Variable Regions (Peter H. Brodeur). Introduction. Gene Structure. Gene Families. Gene Number. Chromosome Assignment. Gene Organization. Polymorphism. Concluding Remarks. References. Chapter 4. Assembly of Immunoglobulin Variable Region Gene Segments (Michael Reth and Lise Leclerq). Introduction. The Rearrangement Mechanism. Order of Rearrangement Events During B Cell Development. Allelic Exclusion of Immunoglobulin Gene Expression. References. Chapter 5. Immunoglobulin Heavy Chain Class Switching (Ulrich Krawinkel and Andreas Radbruch). Introduction. Frequency of Class Switching. Switch Competence and Regulation. Molecular Analysis. (References). Chapter 6. Immunoglobulin Gene Expression (Graham P. Cook, John O. Mason and Michael S. Neuberger). Introduction. Tumours as Models. Patterns of Immunoglobulin Gene Expression during B Cell Ontogeny. Processes Regulating Immunoglobulin Gene Expression. Major Aspects of Cell-Type Specificity. References. Chapter 7. The Generation and Utilization of Antibody Variable Region Diversity (Tim Manser). Introduction. Antigen Independent Diversity. Antigen Dependent Diversity. Summary. References. Chapter 8. The Immunoglobulin Superfamily (Franco Calabi). Introduction. The Immunoglobulin Homology Unit. The T Cell Receptor. MHC Antigens. Other Members involved in Immune Functions. Members expressed outside the Immune System. Evolutionary Considerations. References.


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No. of pages:
244
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 1987
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Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780080860763

About the Editors

F. Calabi Editor

M.S. Neuberger Editor