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The Molecular Basis of B-Cell Differentiation and Function

  • M. Ferrarini
  • B. Pernis

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 123)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. R. A. DePinho, G. D. Yancopoulos, T. K. Blackwell, M. G. Reth, K. Kruger, S. G. Lutzker et al.
    Pages 1-17
  3. Charles-Félix Calvo, Barbara K. Birshtein
    Pages 19-21
  4. R. Sitia, C. Alberini, R. Biassoni, S. DeAmbrosis, D. Vismara
    Pages 23-28
  5. Marc Monestier, Catherine Painter, Audrey Manheimer-Lory, Blanche Bellon, Constantin Bona
    Pages 33-39
  6. T. Logtenberg, A. Kroon, F. H. J. Gmelig-Meyling, R. E. Ballieux
    Pages 41-44
  7. N. Nakagawa, T. Nakagawa, D. J. Volkman, H. Goldstein, J. L. Ambrus Jr., A. S. Fauci
    Pages 59-62
  8. J. Gordon, G. Guy, L. Walker
    Pages 79-82
  9. Kim Bottomly, John P. Tite, Barry Jones, Eileen Becker-Dunn, Jonathan Kaye, Abraham Kupfer et al.
    Pages 83-94
  10. Howard M. Grey, Robert Chesnut, Jeffrey Krieger
    Pages 95-107
  11. Maria Cristina Mingari, Lorenzo Moretta
    Pages 117-122
  12. Robert D. Bigler, Nicholas Chiorazzi
    Pages 123-130
  13. Stanley J. Korsmeyer, Ajay Bakhshi, John J. Wright, Winfried C. Graninger, Carolyn Felix, Masao Seto
    Pages 131-139
  14. Maxime Seligmann
    Pages 141-149
  15. V. Pistoia, F. Cozzolino, R. Ghio, E. Castigli, M. Torcia, S. Zupo et al.
    Pages 155-160
  16. Benvenuto Pernis
    Pages 161-169
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 171-173

About this book

Introduction

The progress in protein and nucleic acid chemistry together with improvements of the previously employed tissue culture techniques have led to the solution of problems such as that of the generation of antibody diversity or of the molecular structure of T and B cell membrane receptor for antigen which had challenged the past generations of immunologists. Thanks to this progress an impressive amount of knowledge has been accumulated on certain cell types that were relatively "mysterious" until recently. The B lymphocyte represents a typical example of such a cell. With these considerations in mind, we have started to organize a NATO summer school on "The molecular basis of B cell differentation and function" that had the specific aim of bringing up to date a selected number of young investigators. During the course, held in Santa Margheri ta Ligure, October 1-11, 1985 it became apparent that rather than a formal school we had organized an informal series of Workshops where both the Faculty members and the participants were discussing their own data in addition to reviewing the general progress in the field. The deep commi ttment of everyone to his research subj ect and the enthusiasm had caused this very successful change in the shape of the course. At the end we asked the members of the Faculty and the participants to write a summary of their data and of their point of view on selected subj ect s.

Keywords

Impress addition chemistry differential equation field form function knowledge protein review techniques types

Editors and affiliations

  • M. Ferrarini
    • 1
  • B. Pernis
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituto Nazionale per la Ricerca sul CancroGenovaItaly
  2. 2.College of Physicians and SurgeonsColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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