A View from the Bridge: Antigenic Determinants in Immunoregulation

  • Douglas R. Green
  • Richard K. Gershon


Although Louis Pasteur was not the first person to apply the principles of immunity, he was the first immunologist since he emphasized the role of antigen to immune responses (though he misinterpreted this role, it was nevertheless a landmark discovery). Since that time, immunologists have worked to dissect the immune response from both ends, that is, to ascertain the various components of the interacting forces of the immune system and to discover the roles that each portion of the antigen have in eliciting these effects.


Helper Cell Suppressor Cell Antigenic Determinant Antigen System Contrasuppressor Cell 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Douglas R. Green
    • 2
  • Richard K. Gershon
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Pathology and BiologyYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Laboratory of Cellular Immunology, Howard Hughes Medical InstituteYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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