The Immunoglobulin a System

  • Jiri Mestecky
  • Alexander R. Lawton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Developmental and Cellular Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Max D. Cooper, Paul W. Kincade, Dale E. Bockman, Alexander R. Lawton
      Pages 13-22
    3. John J. Cebra, Susan W. Craig, Patricia P. Jones
      Pages 23-33
    4. Jiri Mestecky, Alexander R. Lawton
      Pages 35-40
    5. Delphine Guy-Grand, Claude Griscelli, Pierre Vassalli
      Pages 41-46
    6. J. Bienenstock, O. Rudzik, R. L. Clancy, D. Y. E. Perey
      Pages 47-56
    7. J. Radl, Henrica R. E. Schuit, J. Mestecky, W. Hijmans
      Pages 57-65
    8. Hans L. Spiegelberg, David A. Lawrence, Peter Henson
      Pages 67-74
    9. Jiri Mestecky, Alexander R. Lawton
      Pages 75-83
  3. Structure, Biosynthesis and Genetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Jiri Mestecky, Ralph E. Schrohenloher, Rose Kulhavy, Genesis P. Wright, Milan Tomana
      Pages 99-109
    3. Thomas B. Tomasi Jr., S. Hauptman
      Pages 111-120
    4. Jiri Mestecky, Alexander R. Lawton
      Pages 121-127
    5. Marian E. Koshland, Charles E. Wilde III
      Pages 129-138
    6. R. M. E. Parkhouse, E. Della Corte
      Pages 139-149
    7. L. M. Jerry, H. G. Kunkel
      Pages 151-160
    8. An-Chuan Wang, H. Hugh Fudanberg
      Pages 161-165
    9. Jiri Mestecky, Alexander R. Lawton
      Pages 171-174
  4. Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Frank W. Putnam, Teresa Low, Victor Liu, Hans Huser, E. Raff, F. C. Wong et al.
      Pages 177-189
    3. J. Donald Capra, Che-yen Chuang, Richard D. Kaplan, J. Michael Kehoe
      Pages 191-199
    4. Howard M. Grey, Jean-Pierre J. Despont, Carlos A. Abel, Gerald M. Penn
      Pages 201-210
    5. Edith Mihaesco, R. Miglierina
      Pages 211-218
    6. M. Tomana, W. Niedermeier, J. Mestecky, F. Skvaril
      Pages 219-222
    7. Jiri Mestecky, Alexander R. Lawton
      Pages 229-231
    8. G. N. Abraham, E. Santucci, R. F. Jacox
      Pages 233-240
    9. Charlotte Cunningham-Rundles, Michael E. Lamm, Edward C. Franklin
      Pages 241-243
    10. Andrew G. Plaut, Robert J. Genco, Thomas B. Tomasi Jr.
      Pages 245-249
    11. J. P. Vaerman, K. Kobayashi, J. F. Heremans
      Pages 251-255
    12. C. Wolfenstein-Todel, E. Mendez, F. Prelli, B. Frangione, E. C. Franklin
      Pages 257-261
    13. Jiri Mestecky, Alexander R. Lawton
      Pages 263-267
  5. Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. P. L. Ogra, R. B. Wallace, G. Umana, S. S. Ogra, D. Kerr Grant, A. Morag
      Pages 271-282
    3. W. Allan Walker, Kurt J. Isselbacher, Kurt J. Bloch
      Pages 295-303
    4. Jiri Mestecky, Alexander R. Lawton
      Pages 309-313
    5. Robert J. Genco, Richard T. Evans, Martin A. Taubman
      Pages 327-336
    6. Edward H. Bohl, Linda J. Saif, R. K. Paul Gupta, G. Thomas Frederick
      Pages 337-342
    7. William P. Reed, Elizabeth L. Albright
      Pages 343-347
    8. Jiri Mestecky, Alexander R. Lawton
      Pages 349-361
  6. Clinical Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363
    2. Maxime Seligmann, Edith Mihaesco
      Pages 365-372
    3. Alexander R. Lawton, L. Y. Frank Wu, Max D. Cooper
      Pages 373-380

About this book


The International Symposium on the Immunoglobulin A System was organized in observance of the twenty-fifth anni­ versary of the School of Dentistry of the University of Ala­ bama in Birmingham. Immunoglobulin A was chosen as the sub­ ject of the Symposium because of its broad scope in relation to all biologic sciences, as well as for its particular rele­ vance to prevention of the most common human disease--dental caries. More than 500 scientists, from 13 countries, met in Birmingham, Alabama to review critically past and current research on IgA and to outline goals for integrating future investigations of the many facets of the IgA system. It is our pleasure to express sincere appreciation to the following, whose efforts made the Symposium possible: to Dr. Sidney B. Finn, Chairman, and all members of the Twenty­ fifth Anniversary Planning Committee for their advice and assistance; to Dr. Charles A. McCallum, Dean of the School of Dentistry, for his enthusiastic approval and support; to Dr. Frederick W. Kraus, Symposium Chairman, for the countless hours of meticulous planning that ensured the smooth execution of the Symposium; to Ms. Tonnia C. Maddox whose unstinting dedication was indispensable to the organizational success of the meeting; to those who assisted with the transcription of manuscripts and discussions: Ms. Shirley Snow, Ms. Jan Allen, Ms. Janice Buchanan, Ms. Joy Fisher, Ms. Pam Honeycutt, Ms. Mary Huckabee, Ms. Charlotte Hughes, Mr. Stephen Miles, Ms.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jiri Mestecky
    • 1
  • Alexander R. Lawton
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Dental Research Departments of Microbiology and MedicineUniversity of Alabama in BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Pediatrics and MicrobiologyUniversity of Alabama in BirminghamBirminghamUSA

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