The Role of Products of the Histocompatibility Gene Complex in Immune Responses

The Role of Products of the Histocompatibility Gene Complex in Immune Responses

1st Edition - January 1, 1976

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  • Editors: David H. Katz, Baruj Benacerraf
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483273440

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The Role of Products of the Histocompatibility Gene Complex in Immune Responses documents the proceedings of a conference held on 3-7 November 1975, which brought together an international group of scientists spanning three independent disciplines—genetics and immunogenetics, molecular biochemistry, and immunobiology—with clinical medicine overlapping these disciplines. This volume contains 42 papers organized according to the eight sessions held at the conference. The papers in Session I examined the genetics of the major histocompatibility complex. Session II presented studies on the biology of mixed lymphocyte interactions and cell-mediated cytotoxicity reactions. Session III discussed immune response gene systems while Session IV dealt with the genetic control of cell interactions. The papers in Session V covered idiotypic determinants on T cell receptors. Session VI investigated the properties of histocompatibility gene products involved in regulation of immune responses. Session VII focused on the biochemistry and immunocytology of cell surface products of the major histocompatibility complex. Finally, Session VIII discussed interrelationships between products of the major histocompatibility complex and their relevance to disease.

Table of Contents

  • Participants


    Photographs of Participants

    Session 1: Genetics of the Major Histocompatibility Complex

    Genetic Resolution of the Products and Functions of I and S Region Genes of the Mouse H-2 Complex

    Discussion following Donald Shreffler

    The Genetics of the Major Histocompatibility Complex in Man, HLA

    Discussion following Jon van Rood

    Molecular Relationships of Ia Antigens Controlled by the Same and by Different Subregions of the I Region

    Br and Wh, B Cell Antigens in Gluten Sensitive Enteropathy and Dermatitis Herpetiformis

    Recent Studies of Ia like Antigens and Complement Components Relating to the Human Histocompatibility System

    Natural Killer Cells in the Mouse

    Evidence for the Association of Specificity Ia. 3 with an I-A Region Molecule

    General Discussion — Session

    Session II: The Biology of Mixed Lymphocyte Interactions and Cell-Mediated Cytotoxicity Reactions

    Genetic and Cellular Aspects of Mixed Leukocyte Culture and Cell Mediated Lympholysis Reactions

    Discussion following Fritz Bach

    Bifunctional Histocompatibility-Linked Regulation of Cell Mediated Lympholysis to Modified Autologous Cell Surface Components

    Discussion following Gene Shearer

    The Role of Ia Antigens in MLC Stimulation

    H-2 Associated MLR Determinants: Immunogenetics of the Loci and Their Products

    Responses of Alloantigen Reactive Lymphocytes to Conventional Antigens

    Evidence for Several Closely Linked Genes Involved in Generation of Proliferation in MLC

    Suppressive Interactions between Different MLR Loci

    Does the Apparent H-2 Compatibility Requirement for Virus-Specific T Cell-Mediated Cytolysis Reflect T Cell Specificity for "Altered Self" or Physiological Interaction Mechanisms?

    General Discussion — Session

    Session III: Immune Response (Ir) Gene Systems

    The Nature and Function of Specific H-Linked Immune Response Genes and Immune Suppression Genes

    Discussion following Baruj Benacerraf

    Functional Analysis of Ia Antigens in Relation to Genetic Control of the Immune Response

    Discussion following Hugh McDevitt

    H-2 Linked Immune Response Genes: Multiplicity and Functional Complementation

    H-3-Linked Unresponsiveness to EA-1 and H-13 Antigens

    Immune Responses of Mice against Modified Random Polymers of Amino Acids, and Implications in Gene Control

    A Possible Function for Products of the Major Histocompatibility Complex in Humoral Immunity

    General Discussion — Session

    Session IV: Genetic Control of Cell Interactions

    Macrophage-T Lymphocyte Interaction: The Cellular Basis for Genetic Control of Antigen Recognition

    Discussion following Alan Rosenthal

    Genetic Control of Lymphocyte Interactions and Differentiation

    Discussion following David Katz

    Stimulation of Antibody Responses In Vitro by Antigen-Bearing Syngeneic and Allogeneic Macrophages

    H-2 Linked Ir Gene Regulation of Delayed-Type Hypersensitivity in Mice

    Differential Expression of Ia Antigens on Suppressor T Cells, Helper T Cells, and B Precursor Cells

    Effective Allogeneic T Cell-B Cell Interaction in Chimeric Mice

    General Discussion — Session

    Session V: Idiotypic Determinants on T Cell Receptors

    T Lymphocyte Receptor Analysis by Anti-Idiotypic Stimulation

    Discussion following Klaus Rajewsky

    Idiotypic Receptors for Antigen on T Lymphocytes

    Discussion following Hans Wigzell

    Session VI: Properties of Histocompatibility Gene Products Involved in Regulation of Immune Responses

    The Nature of Antigen Specific T Cell Factors Involved in the Genetic Regulation of Immune Responses

    Discussion following Edna Mozes

    Characterization of the Antigen-Specific Suppressive T Cell Factor with Special Reference to the Expression of I Region Genes

    Discussion following Tomio Tada

    Histocompatibility Gene Products as Mediators of Lymphocyte Interactions

    I-Region Gene Products in Cell Cooperation

    Suppressive Activity of Lymphoid Cell Extracts from Non-Responder Mice Injected with the Terpolymer L-Glutamic Acid60-L-Alanine30-L-Tyrosine10 (GAT)

    Anti-ß2 Microglobulin — a Selective PBA for Human and Mouse B Lymphocytes

    General Discussion — Session

    Session VII: Biochemistry and Immunocytology of Cell Surface Products of the Major Histocompatibility Complex

    Cytological Analysis of Histocompatibility Molecules

    Discussion following Emil Unanue

    Isolation and Structure of Products of the Human Histocompatibility Gene Complex

    Discussion following Jack Strominger

    Studies on the Chemical Basis of Variability and the Complex Cellular Expression of the H-2K and H-2D Products

    Discussion following Stanley Nathenson

    Structure and Biological Activity of H-2 Antigens

    Genetic and Evolutionary Implications of the Partial Amino Acid Sequences of H-2K and H-2D Alloantigens

    The Chemistry of Mouse and Guinea Pig Ia Antigens

    General Discussion — Session

    Session VIII: Interrelationships between Products of the Major Histocompatibility Complex and Their Relevance to Disease

    General Discussion

    1a) Specificity of H-Linked Ir Gene Function

    1b) Microheterogeneity of Ia Molecules

    2) Evidence for Existence of a Distinct 1-B Sub-Region

    3a, b, c) Nature of the Antigen Receptor on T Cell Factors and Relationship to vH Regions and Ig Idiotypes; Their Specificity Range as Compared to Immunoglobulins; and Possible Existence of Dual Recognition Systems at the T Cell Level and at Other Levels

    4) Similarities and Differences between Helper and Suppressor Factors

    5) Basis for the Large Numbers of Allospecific T Cells Recognizing MHC Antigens

    6) The Phenomenon of Cis-Trans Preference in Complementation of Ir Genes and Its Relevance to Linkage Disequilibrium in MHC

    7) The Basis for Presence or Absence of Genetic Restrictions in T-B Cell Cooperation — Adaptation or Selection?

    Relationship of the MHC to Disease

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  • No. of pages: 802
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1976
  • Published: January 1, 1976
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483273440

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David H. Katz

Baruj Benacerraf

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