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Viral Superantigens

1st Edition

By Kyuhei Tomonari

CRC Press

276 pages

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Hardback: 9780849376887
pub: 1997-05-30
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Since the discovery of viral superantigens in 1991, immunologists have made a number of new discoveries. The discoveries, especially those relating to the interplay between the immune system and viruses producing superantigens, have had a great impact on immunology and virology, as it appears that some diseases are triggered or exacerbated by viral superantigens.

Viral Superantigens presents a complete review of this new area of study. Edited by a leading researcher and authored by a distinguished team of contributors, this comprehensive analysis covers every aspect of viral superantigens and related subjects, including critical topics such as effects on the T cell repertoire and viral superantigen-mediated diseases. Immunologists and virologists, clinical practitioners, and graduate students will find this book an invaluable resource to encourage further advances in research.

Table of Contents

Viral Superantigens: An Overview, K. Tomonari

Mouse Mammary Tumor Virus Superantigens

Viral Superantigen-Mediated Negative Selection, C. Morishima and A.M. Pullen

Endogenous and Exogenous Mouse Mammary Tumor Viruses in Various Strains of Inbred Mice: Complexity of the Mtv44 Genome, S.P Fairchild, O.A. Rosenwasser, and K. Tomonari

Vb5- and Vb17a(cz)-Specific Superantigens Encoded by Mouse Mammary Tumor Viruses: Rules and Exceptions in the Specificity, K. Tomonari, S.P. Fairchild, and O.A. Rosenwasser

Specificity of Superantigens Encoded by Mouse Mammary Tumor Viruses and Their Primary Structures, O.A. Rosenwasser, S.P. Fairchild, and K. Tomonari

The Importance of the Membrane Proximal Region of the Mouse Mammary Tumor Virus-Encoded Superantigen in T Cell Activation, S. Kimura, M. Okamoto, and M. Katagiri

Mouse Mammary Tumor Virus Expression in B Cells: Transcriptional Adaptation and the Viral Life Cycle, S. Doerre and R.B. Corley

The Role of Endogenous Mtv Loci in Resistance to MMTV-Induced Mammary Tumors, S.R. Ross and T.V. Golovkina

Exogenous Mouse Mammary Tumor Viruses, Y. Yoshikai, Y. Ando, N. Niimi, and W. Wajjwalku

T Cell Responses to Viral Superantigens, S.R. Webb and K.A. Hayden

The T Cell Receptor Vb-Specific Positive Selection: Importance of the CDR4, K. Tomonari, O.A. Rosenwasser, and S.P. Fairchild

Viral Superantigens as a Model for T Cell Selection and Activation, A.V. Chervonsky and C.A. Janeway, Jr.

Rabies Virus Superantigen, M. Lafon

Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Superantigen

HIV-1 gp120: An Immunoglobulin Superantigen, L.A. Goodglick, G.M. Aldrovandi, J.A. Zack, and J. Braun

The T Cell Receptor Repertoire in Virally Induced Immunodeficiencies, G. Silvestri, H. Soudeyns, F. Denis, and R.P. Sékaly

Murine Leukemia Virus and Superantigen

Is a Superantigen Involved in the Pathogenesis of MAIDS? A.W. Hügin et al.

Viral Superantigens and Disease

Influence of the Mtv Superantigen of B Cell Lymphoma Development in SJL/J Mice, N. Ponzio, D.J. Zhang, V.K. Tsiagbe, and G.J. Thorbecke

The T Cell Receptor Vb Repertoire in Japanese and Possible Involvement of Viral Superantigens in Behçet Disease, K. Tomonari, S.P. Fairchild, M. Seki, M. Sada, and O.A. Rosenwasser

Human Type I Diabetes and Viral Superantigens, S. Fass and M. Trucco

Is Idiopathic Portal Hypertension (IPH) a Superantigen-Mediated Disease? K. Tokushige, K. Yamauchi, S. Hirose, and T. Shirai


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Clinical Medicine
MEDICAL / Infectious Diseases