Human Immune Response Genes

  • Gerald T. Nepom
  • John A. Hansen

Abstract

The generation of an immune response is a complex process requiring multiple interactions and cellular events. The genetic elements participating in immune recognition and response appear to serve as permissive signals, the “green lights” of the immune network. Their interaction provides the basis for coordinated immune function. We summarize here recent information on the nature of these inherited elements and discuss the implications of these findings for genetically determined disease susceptibility.

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Arthritis Codon Tyrosine Leukemia Influenza 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald T. Nepom
    • 1
  • John A. Hansen
    • 2
  1. 1.Genetic Systems CorporationUniversity of Washington School of MedicineSeattleUSA
  2. 2.The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Puget Sound Blood CenterUniversity of Washington School of MedicineSeattleUSA

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