Molecular Biology and Evolution of Blood Group and MHC Antigens in Primates

  • Antoine Blancher
  • Jan Klein
  • Wladyslaw Socha

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Primates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Colin P. Groves
      Pages 3-23
  3. Red Blood Cell Antigens

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. W. W. Socha, A. Blancher
      Pages 27-29
    3. W. W. Socha, A. Blancher
      Pages 93-112
    4. O. O. Blumenfeld, C.-H. Huang, S. S. Xie, A. Blancher
      Pages 113-146
    5. A. Blancher, W. W. Socha
      Pages 147-218
    6. A. Frattali Eder, S. L. Spitalnik
      Pages 268-304
    7. J. Klein, C. O’hUigin, A. Blancher
      Pages 305-321
  4. Major Histocompatibility Complex

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. L. F. Cadavid, D. I. Watkins
      Pages 339-357
    3. R. E. Bontrop
      Pages 358-371
    4. J. Klein, Y. Satta, R. Gongora
      Pages 372-385
    5. U. Gyllensten, T. Bergström, H. A. Erlich
      Pages 386-401
    6. B. Grahovac
      Pages 402-413
    7. C. O’hUigin, F. Figueroa
      Pages 414-431
    8. R. E. Bontrop
      Pages 449-463
    9. S. Gaudieri, J. K. Kulski, R. L. Dawkins
      Pages 464-490
    10. C. Shufflebotham, D. I. Watkins
      Pages 491-506
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 557-570

About this book


The book provides up-to-date summaries on the main systems of blood group antigens and MHC molecules in nonhuman primates. For each system, the human antigens are described and used as a reference for comparison with their counterparts in apes and monkeys. The emphasis is on the molecular structure of the gene products, the evolutionary pathways and presumed mechanisms by which the systems have evolved. All articles are written in such a way that they can serve as an introduction to the field for nonexperts and, at the same time, as a handbook for experts. Numerous tables, diagrams, and figures provide overviews of antigen structures and their distribution in different species and evolutionary relationships. Extensive reference lists guide the reader through the literature on each topic.


Allele Antigen Antigene Haupthistokompatibilitätskomplex Molekularbiologie antibody biology blood genes genetics histocompatibility immune response molecular biology phylogeny vaccine

Editors and affiliations

  • Antoine Blancher
    • 1
  • Jan Klein
    • 2
    • 3
  • Wladyslaw Socha
    • 4
  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Immunogénétique moléculaireUniversité Paul Sabatier, CHU de Toulouse Hôpital PurpanToulouse cedexFrance
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für Biologie Abteilung ImmungenetikTübingenGermany
  3. 3.Department of Microbiology and ImmunologyUniversity of Miami School of MedicineMiamiUSA
  4. 4.Laboratory for Experimental Medicine and Surgery in Primates (LEMSIP)New York University Medical CenterUpper GrandviewUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63843-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59086-3
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