Macrophages and Natural Killer Cells

Regulation and Function

  • Sigurd J. Normann
  • Ernst Sorkin

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 155)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Opening Address IX International Res Congress, Davos, Switzerland

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. H. Humphrey
      Pages 3-17
  3. Major Addresses

  4. Chemotaxis and Phagocytosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. R. Goldman, Z. Bar-Shavit, E. Shezen, S. Terry, S. Blumberg
      Pages 133-141
    3. Hubert Kolb, Victoria Kolb-Bachofen, Dieter Vogt, Jutta Schlepper-Schäfer
      Pages 143-149
  5. Promonocytes and Monocytes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173

About this book

Introduction

This book is the outcome of a meeting held in Davos, Switzerland, February 7-12, 1982 focused primarily on mononuclear phagocytes and on natural killer (NK) cells. This IX International RES Congress was attended by 489 scientists from 31 countries and there were 340 scientific presentations in oral or poster session. The essential purpose of the Congress was to bring together scientists representing various aspects of mononuclear phagocyte biology to review and examine cri~ically the effects and mechanisms of macrophage growth control as well as the participatio~ of these cells in the afferent and efferent limbs of the immune response. Additional topics included the production and distribution of mono­ nuclear phagocytes; the intrinsic and extrinsic regulation of these cells; and the origin, nature, function and regulation of NK cells. The ultimate goal of the Congress was to enhance communication between scientists in various countries and disciplines so that new research directives could be defined with which to explore basic aspects of macrophage and NK cell participation in the control of cancer and infection.

Keywords

Macrophages biology cancer cell immune response infection regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Sigurd J. Normann
    • 1
  • Ernst Sorkin
    • 2
  1. 1.College of MedicineUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineSwiss Research InstituteDavosSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-4394-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-4396-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-4394-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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