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
  18. B. Champion, P. Hutchings, D. Rayner, K. Page, P. Byfield, J. Chan et al.
    Pages 181-187
  19. Georg Wick, Guido Krömer, Hermann Dietrich, Konrad Schauenstein, Karel Hála
    Pages 199-206
  20. R. Hall, H. Fung, J. J. Kologlu, K. Collison, J. Marco, A. B. Parkes et al.
    Pages 211-219
  21. H. Schleusener, G. Holl, J. Schwander, K. Badenhoop, J. Hensen, R. Finke et al.
    Pages 221-230
  22. Nobuyuki Amino, Haruo Tamaki, Mieko Aozasa, Yoshinori Iwatani, Junko Tachi, Kiyoshi Miyai et al.
    Pages 231-240
  23. Junji Konishi, Kanji Kasagi, Yasuhiro Iida, Kanji Torizuka
    Pages 241-248
  24. Aldo Pinchera, Stefano Mariotti, Furio Pacini, Nicola Fabris, Eugenio Moccheglani
    Pages 249-256
  25. H. A. M. Voorbij, R. D. van der Gaag, H. A. Drexhage
    Pages 257-262
  26. Joseph P. Kriss, I. Ross McDougall, Sarah S. Donaldson, Helena C. Kraemer
    Pages 263-269
  27. A. P. Weetman, R. Smallridge, C. Hayslip, K. D. Burman
    Pages 275-277
  28. Luc Portmann, Noboru Hamada, Wilfred A. Franklin, Leslie J. DeGroot
    Pages 279-281
  29. C. Dinsart, F. Libert, J. Ruel, M. Ludgate, J. Pommier, J. Dussault et al.
    Pages 283-284
  30. B. Czarnocka, J. Ruf, C. Alquier, M. E. Toubert, C. Dutoit, M. Ferrand et al.
    Pages 285-288
  31. Stefano Mariotti, Stefano Anelli, Jean Ruf, Riccardo Bechi, Antonio Lombardi, Pierre Carayon
    Pages 289-291
  32. L. Chiovato, P. Vitti, C. Mammoli, G. Lopez, P. Cucchi, S. Battiato et al.
    Pages 293-295
  33. Salvatore Benvenga, Jacob Robbins
    Pages 305-307
  34. A. Tiri, G. F. Del Prete, S. Mariotti, A. Pinchera, S. Romagnani, M. Ricci
    Pages 309-312
  35. M. Bagnasco, S. Ferrini, D. Venuti, I. Prigione, G. Giordano, G. W. Canonica
    Pages 313-314
  36. M. Kong Yi-chi, Mark Lewis, Alvaro A. Giraldo, Brian E. Fuller
    Pages 315-317
  37. Nita Forouhi, Sandra M. McLachlan, Shirley L. Middleton, Marian Atherton, Peter H. Baylis, Fred Clark et al.
    Pages 319-321
  38. S. Vento, C. J. O’Brien, T. Cundy, C. McSorley, E. Macchia, A. L. W. F. Eddleston
    Pages 323-325
  39. A. Krogh Rasmussen, U. Feldt-Rasmussen, K. Bech, S. Poulsen, K. Bendtzen
    Pages 327-329
  40. Claire A. Smith, Bharat Jasani, E. Dillwyn Williams
    Pages 335-337

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

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