The Immunogenetics of Autoimmune Diseases, Volume II: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Immunogenetics of Autoimmune Diseases, Volume II

1st Edition

By Nadir R. Farid

CRC Press

336 pages

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pub: 1990-11-30
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Description

Many developments in immunology have occurred over the past 10 years that give us a better understanding of the immune system and its dysfunctions. Refined mapping of the major histocompatibility complex MHC; elucidation of its gene structure and polymorphism, as well as the molecular basis of MHC restriction; the arrangement, expression, and regulation of immunoglobulins; definition of the structure of the T cell receptor and organization of its genes; and the characterization of soluble factors involved in cell/cell interactions and cloning of their genes are among the major accomplishments. Volumes I and II build on these developments in basic immunology to introduce animal models of various diseases, corresponding human studies, and the genetic analysis of autoimmune traits at the patient population level. The book will be a tremendous asset to immunologists, geneticists, and physicians in various areas of clinical subspecialties.

Table of Contents

Volume II:

Immunoglobulin and T Cell Redeptor Genes in SLE

Immunogenetics of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

The Genetics of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

The Immunogenetic Basis of Sjogren's Syndrome

Immunogenetics of Scleroderma and Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

Immunogenetics of Experimental Myasthenia Gravis: Contribution of IgVh Genes Encoding Anti-Dextran Antibodies to Immune Responsiveness Against the Acetylcholine Receptor

Immunogenetics of Type II Collagen-Induced Arthritis in Mice

Immunogenetics of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

Thyroid Autoimmunity in Experimental Models

Autoimmune Thyroid Disease

Immunogenetics of Type I Diabetes

Autoimmune Hepatitis and Other Diseases of the Liver: Immunogenetic Aspects

Immunogenetics of Pernicious Anemia

Immunogenetic Aspects of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Immunogenetics of Multiple Sclerosis

Immuinogenetics of Autoimmune Renal Disease

Immunogenetics of Autoimmune Cutaneous Disease

Immunogenetics of Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome

Immunogenetics of AIDS

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED044000
MEDICAL / Immunology
MED107000
MEDICAL / Genetics