1st Edition

Viral Superantigens

By Kyuhei Tomonari Copyright 1997
    276 Pages
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    Kyuhei Tomonari