The Antigens - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126355048, 9781483269658

The Antigens

1st Edition

Volume IV

Editors: Michael Sela
eBook ISBN: 9781483269658
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th June 1977
Page Count: 596
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Description

The Antigens, Volume IV is a comprehensive treatise covering all aspects of antigens, including their chemistry and biology as well as their immunologic role and expression. Topics covered range from the immune reactions of lipids and lipid model membranes to the immunology of antibiotics and protective antigens of bacteria. Antigens of pathogenic fungi are also explored, along with adjuvants and antigenic competition.

Comprised of seven chapters, this volume begins with a review of lipids as antigens, followed by a discussion on the immunological aspects of antibiotics. The next two chapters are concerned with more complex antigens, namely, bacteria and fungi, as well as the relationship between immunity and infection. The last three chapters deal with three important areas of immunology: antigenic competition, adjuvants, and lectins. In particular, the chemistry of lectins and their application to immunology are examined. This monograph will be of interest to practitioners and researchers in immunology, experimental and clinical medicine, biochemistry, and other disciplines.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors


Preface


Contents of Other Volumes


Chapter 1 Immune Reactions of Lipids and Lipid Model Membranes


I. Introduction


II. Nonliposomal Lipid Model Membranes


III. Liposomal Model Membranes


IV. Glycolipids


V. Phospholipids


VI. Glycophospholipids


VII. Cell-Mediated Immunity


VIII. Miscellaneous


IX. Concluding Remarks


References


Chapter 2 Immunology of the Antibiotics


I. Introduction


II. Clinical and Experimental Immunology


III. Experimental Procedures and Techniques


References


Chapter 3 Protective Antigens of Bacteria


I. Protective Antigens of Bacteria


II. Humoral and Cellular Mechanisms of Immunity to Bacterial Infections


III. Antibacterial Mechanisms at Secretory Surfaces


IV. Problems of Assessing Protection by Vaccines


V. Protective Antigens of Streptococci


VI. M Proteins


VII. Use of M Proteins as Vaccines


VIII. Protective Antigens of Neisseria meningitidis


IX. Protective Antigens of Neisseria gonorrhoeae


X. Protective Antigens of Shigellae


XI. Protective Antigens of V. cholerae


XII. Conclusions


References


Chapter 4 Antigens of Pathogenic Fungi


I. Introduction


II. Aspergillosis


III. Candidiasis


IV. Coccidioidomycosis


V. Cryptococcosis


VI. The Dermatophytoses


VII. Histoplasmosis


VIII. North American Blastomycosis


IX. Sporotrichosis


References


Chapter 5 Antigenic Competition


I. Introduction


II. Experimental Systems of Antigenic Competition


Details

No. of pages:
596
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1977
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483269658

About the Editor

Michael Sela

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