Molecules, Cells, and Parasites in Immunology

Molecules, Cells, and Parasites in Immunology

1st Edition - January 1, 1980

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  • Editors: Carlos Larralde, Kaethe Willms, Librado Ortiz-Ortiz
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483270265

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Molecules, Cells, and Parasites in Immunology contains the proceedings of a symposium on immunology held in Mexico City in the fall of 1979 under the auspices of the National University of Mexico (UNAM). This volume brings together prominent foreign scientists and Mexican investigators to discuss the areas of immunology that being developed at UNAM. Either in the form of reviews or of original presentations, the various authors proffer observations and ideas that generally relate to the regulation of the immune response at the molecular and cellular levels. The topic of Molecules encompasses the effect of molecular aggregation upon the triggering of physiological events, cooperative binding, and the expression of immunoglobulins during the lymphocyte differentiation process. Under the heading of Cells, there are contributions dealing with the physiological and pathological roles of interiorized antibodies; the mechanisms of antigen recognition by T cells; and the synthesis of membrane proteins by myeloma cells which somehow protect them from killer T cells. The section on Parasites includes some unique contributions on the immunology of human and animal cysticercosis and amebiasis, complemented by a general discussion of host-parasite relationships.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors



    Molecular Mechanisms of Antibody Action: Use of Cross-Linking Reagents

    Membrane-Receptor Mechanisms in Anaphylaxis

    Cooperativity and Antibody Function

    Differentiation of the B-Lymphocyte

    Antibody Penetration into Living Cells: Mechanisms and Consequences

    Lambda Light Chains and Idiotype-Bearing T Cells

    Cellular Recognition in Tumor Immunology: Tumor Resistance to Immune Destruction by Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes


    Biochemical Characterization of Lymphocyte Mediator-Macrophage Interactions

    B Lymphocyte Stimulation by Parasitic Organisms

    The Immunology of Human Cysticercosis

    Immunopathology of Cysticercosis

    Immunology of Amebiasis

    The Host-Parasite Interaction

    the Role of Circumstance in Immunity

    Chemical Synthesis for the Understanding of Immune Response Phenomena and for their Medical Application


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  • No. of pages: 246
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1980
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483270265

About the Editors

Carlos Larralde

Kaethe Willms

Librado Ortiz-Ortiz

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