Thyroid Autoimmunity

  • A. Pinchera
  • S. H. Ingbar
  • J. M. McKenzie
  • G. F. Fenzi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. D. D. Adams, A. Knight, J. G. Knight, P. Laing
    Pages 1-10
  3. John Chan, Michele De Luca, Pilar Santisteban, Osamu Isozaki, Sid Shifrin, Salvatore M. Aloj et al.
    Pages 11-26
  4. Leslie J. Degroot, Luc Portmann, Noboru Hamada
    Pages 27-34
  5. Sidney H. Ingbar, Mordechai Weiss, Gary W. Cushing, Dennis L. Kasper
    Pages 35-44
  6. B. Rapoport, H. Hirayu, P. Seto, R. P. Magnusson, S. Filetti
    Pages 45-52
  7. J. Ruf, B. Czarnocka, M. E. Toubert, C. Alquier, C. De Micco, M. Henry et al.
    Pages 53-62
  8. J. M. McKenzie
    Pages 63-68
  9. G. F. Fenzi, P. Vitti, C. Marcocci, L. Chiovato, E. Macchia
    Pages 83-90
  10. Roberto Toccafondi, Carlo M. Rotella, Roberto Zonefrati, Annalisa Tanini
    Pages 99-108
  11. Robert Volpé, Vas V. Row
    Pages 109-115
  12. S. M. McLachlan, C. A. S. Pegg, M. C. Atherton, S. Middleton, P. Rooke, C. Thompson et al.
    Pages 117-124
  13. J. How, Y. Hiromatsu, P. Wang, M. Salvi, J. R. Wall
    Pages 125-133
  14. G. F. Del Prete, A. Tiri, S. Mariotti, A. Pinchera, S. Romagnani, M. Ricci
    Pages 135-144
  15. B. E. Wenzel, R. Gutekunst, S. Grammerstorf, P. C. Scriba
    Pages 145-152
  16. A. M. McGregor, S. Ratanachaiyavong, C. Gunn, K. W. Lee, P. S. Barnett, C. Darke et al.
    Pages 153-158
  17. Gian Franco Bottazzo, Ian Todd, Antonino Belfiore Rita Mirakian, Ricardo Pujol-Borrell
    Pages 159-173

About this book


In 1956, three groups independently reported evidence that some thyroid disease appearing spontaneously in humans or experimentally induced in animals are related to autoimmune processes. The interval between these landmark discoveries and the present has witnessed a remarkable and continuing growth of both knowledge and concepts concerning the mechanisms of immune regulation, the pathogenesis of autoimmune thyroid diseases, and their clinical and laboratory manifestations. More importantly knowledge of thyroid autoimmunity has, in many respects, comprised the vanguard of an ever increasing appreciation and understanding of autoimmune diseases in general. On November 24-26 1986, an International Symposium on Thyroid Autoimmunity was held in Pisa. Its purpose was to commemorate the birth of thyroid autoimmunity as a scientific discipline, to summarize current knowledge and concepts in this area, and where possible, to anticipate areas of opportunity for the future - hence the theme of the Symposium, Memories and Perspectives. To open the meeting, the Magnifico Rettore (Chancellor) of the University of Pisa granted special Awards to Dr. Deborah Doniach, Dr. Ivan Roitt, and Dr. Noel R. Rose, who published the first fundamental studies in the field of thyroid autoimmunity, and to Dr. Duncan G. Adams, whose discovery of the long-acting thyroid stimulator (LATS) opened the door to our current understanding of the pathogenesis of Graves' disease. During the meeting thirty plenary lectures were presented.


autoimmune disease autoimmunity diseases immunity pathogenesis

Editors and affiliations

  • A. Pinchera
    • 1
  • S. H. Ingbar
    • 2
  • J. M. McKenzie
    • 3
  • G. F. Fenzi
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.University of MiamiMiamiUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8258-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-0945-1
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