Advances in Immunology

Advances in Immunology, 1st Edition

Advances in Immunology, 1st Edition,Frederick Alt,ISBN9780123876645

Advances in Immunology

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  • Contributions from leading authorities and industry experts
  • Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field


Advances in Immunology, a long-established and highly respected publication, presents current developments as well as comprehensive reviews in immunology. Articles address the wide range of topics that comprise immunology, including molecular and cellular activation mechanisms, phylogeny and molecular evolution, and clinical modalities. Edited and authored by the foremost scientists in the field, each volume provides up-to-date information and directions for the future.


Immunologists and infectious disease specialists, cell biologists and hematologists

Frederick Alt

Affiliations and Expertise

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Laboratories, The Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

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Advances in Immunology, 1st Edition

Dynamic Palmitoylation and the Role of DHHC Proteins in T Cell Activation and Anergy

1. Introduction

2. T Lymphocyte Activation and Anergy

3. Protein Palmitoylation (S-acylation)

4. Palmitoylation in T Lymphocytes

5. Concluding Remarks and Perspective


Transcriptional Control of Natural Killer Cell Development and Function

1. Natural Killer Cells

2. NK Cell Development

3. Transacting Factors in NK Cell Development

4. Transacting Factors in Mature NK Cell Function

5. Conclusions

Note In Proof


The Control of Adaptive Immune Responses by the Innate Immune System

1. Introduction

2. Diverse Sets of PRRs

3. Cell-Type-Specific PRR Distribution and the Interplay Between PRRs in Adaptive Immunity

4. Innate Control of CD4+ T Cell Responses

5. B Cell-Intrinsic Control of Humoral Immune Responses by PRRs

6. Pathological Consequences of Defective PRR Signaling in Humans

7. Conclusions


The Evolution of Adaptive Immunity in Vertebrates

1. Introduction

2. Immune Response Molecules in Invertebrates and Plants

3. Emergence of Lymphocytes and Genes Connected with Mammalian Immunity in Jawless Vertebrates

4. AIS in Jawed Vertebrates

5. VLR-based AIS in Jawless Vertebrates

6. Conclusions


T Helper Cell Differentiation

1. Introduction: T Helper Cells

2. T Helper Cell Subset Identities

3. The Role of Cytokines in T Helper Cell Differentiation

4. Strength of Signaling

5. Environmental Factors

6. Conclusion


Quotes and reviews

"The series which all immunologists need." --The Pharmaceutical Journal

"Advances in Immunology must find itself among the most active volumes in the libraries of our universities and institutions." --Science

"Deserves a permanent place in biomedical libraries as an aid in research and in teaching." --Journal of Immunological Methods

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