The goal of this book is to present findings which are supportive of the concept that the words of the idiotype dictionary and likewise self-recognition are essential for communication between lymphocyte clones while some unfaithful ( infidel ) copies of the words contained in the idiotype dictionary perhaps play a role in the functional regulation of nonlymphoid cells.
Table of Contents
1. Anti-Idiotypes as Bacterial Vaccines 2. Modulation of the Immune System Towards Antiviral Immune Response Using Anti-Idiotypic Structures 3. Modulation of the Immune Response by Anti-Idiotypic Antibodies with Specificity for B or T Cell Idiotopes 4. Idiotype Connectivity of Antibody Responses Specific for Self and Nonself Antigens 5. Anti-Idiotype Antibodies in Myasthenia Gravis 6. Anti-Idiotype Antibodies Mimicking Active Biological Substances 7. Cross-Reacting and Regulatory Idiotopes on Autoantibodies: Effect on Regulation of Autoimmunity 8. Anti-Idiotypic antibodies in Cancer Therapy 9. Anti-Idiotype in the therapy of B Cell Malignancies 10. The Biological Significance of Anti-Idiotypic Autoimmune Reactions to HLA 11. The Regulation of the Aging Immune Response by Auto-Anti-Idiotypic Antibodies.