© 1980

Macrophages and Lymphocytes

Nature, Functions, and Interaction

  • Mario R. Escobar
  • Herman Friedman

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 121B)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Enzymatic and Metabolic Activities of the Reticuloendothelial System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. D. Roos, M. Reiss, A. J. M. Balm, A. M. Palache, P. H. Cambier, J. S. van der Stijl-Neijenhuis
      Pages 29-36
    3. F. Rossi, G. Zabucchi, P. Dri, P. Bellavite, G. Berton
      Pages 53-74
    4. R. Cramer, B. Bisiacchi, G. de Nicola, P. Patriarca
      Pages 91-99
    5. M. J. Galvin, A. M. Lefer
      Pages 101-109
    6. P. Dri, P. Bellavite, R. Cramer, B. Bisiacchi, F. Cian, P. Patriarca
      Pages 111-121
    7. G. Boltz-Nitulescu, O. Förster
      Pages 157-166
    8. Y. Levo, P. D. Gorevic, P. Chatpar, E. C. Franklin, B. Frangione
      Pages 167-174
    9. I. Fabian, I. Bleiberg, M. Aronson
      Pages 175-182
    10. G. Chauvet, A. Anteunis, R. Robineaux
      Pages 183-193

About this book


The Reticuloendothelial (RE) Society, which is concerned with advd~cement of knowledge concerning the many diverse functions of RE cells, organizes national and international meetings and publishes a scientific journal. The VIII International Congress of the RE Society was held in Jerusalem, Israel, June 18-23, 1978. The Congress had as its scientific objec,tive a wide range of sub­ jects concerning the RE System, especially as related to macro­ phage function and interaction with lymphocytes. Emphasis of the Congress was placed on the nature and function of macrophages and other cells of the RE System with reference to immune responses, anti-infectious activity, tumor immunity, autoimmunity, and trans­ plant rejection. The secretion of soluble factors by rnacrophages and lymphocytes and the mode of action of these factors on other cells was stressed. During the Congress some discussion was entertained concerning the controversy as to what constitutes the "RE System" per se. Some investigators feel that the phagocytic activity of rnacrophages is the most important aspect of the RE System playing also a major role in many parameters of immunity. Mononuclear phagocytes include tissue rnacrophages as well as cir­ culating monocytes and their precursors. Although phagocytosis is a major functional activity of these cells, it is only one of several activities.


autoimmunity immune response immunity lymphocytes macrophages

Editors and affiliations

  • Mario R. Escobar
    • 1
  • Herman Friedman
    • 2
  1. 1.Medical College of VirginiaRichmondUSA
  2. 2.University of South FloridaTampaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Macrophages and Lymphocytes
  • Book Subtitle Nature, Functions, and Interaction
  • Editors M. R. Escobar
  • Series Title Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-40285-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4684-3595-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4684-3593-1
  • Series ISSN 0065-2598
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVII, 634
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Immunology
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