Genetics of the Immune Response

  • Erna Möller
  • Göran Möller

Part of the Nobel Foundation Symposia Published by Plenum book series (NOFS, volume 55)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Antibody V Genes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Antibody C Genes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Tasuku Honjo, Norio Ishida, Tohru Kataoka, Sumiko Nakai, Toshio Nikaido, Yasuyoshi Nishida et al.
      Pages 23-53
  4. MHC Genes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. O. Kämpe, D. Larhammar, K. Wiman, L. Schenning, L. Claesson, K. Gustafsson et al.
      Pages 61-79
  5. MHC Antigens and T Cell Function

  6. Induction and Effector Functions of T Cells

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Elizabeth Simpson, Phillip Chandler, F. Y. Liew, Gerard Farmer, Walter Fierz, Robert Gregory
      Pages 121-128
  7. T Cell Regulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Kendall A. Smith
      Pages 151-185
  8. B Cell Differentiation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. William E. Paul, Anthony L. DeFranco, Kenji Nakanishi, Elizabeth S. Raveche, John Farrar, Maureen Howard
      Pages 205-214
  9. B Cell Regulation I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Göran Möller, Susanne Bergstedt-Lindqvist, Carmen Fernandez, Eva Severinson
      Pages 233-242
  10. B Cell Regulation II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Olli Mäkelä, H. O. Sarvas, I. J. T. Seppälä
      Pages 255-264
  11. Immune Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. A. Coutinho, L. Forni, D. Holmberg, F. Ivars
      Pages 273-286
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 299-315

About this book


The 55th Nobel Symposium entitled "Genetics of the Immune Response" took place in Saltsjobaden, Sweden, June 15 - 17, 1982. The topic was selected for several reasons, such as the rapid progress in the genetic analysis of immunoglobulin and MHC genes and the elucidation of the mechanism of switch to different immunoglobulin classes and subclasses. The genetic advances formed a basis for discussions of problems relating to regulation of T cell subsets, mechanisms of activation and regulation of B cell differentiation and an analysis of the network hypothesis. The format of the symposium was arranged so as to include two sessions in the morning and two in the afternoon. Each session was introduced by one speaker, followed by free discussion. The intro­ ductory lectures are included in the proceedings. The participants summarized their contributions to the discussion in written form. In addi tion to the closed sessions, there was one open session at the Karolinska Institute with lectures by Drs. L. Hood, C. Milstein, D. Baltimore, J. Klein and B. Benacerraf, which are not included in these procee din gs. The symposium was sponsored by the Nobel Foundation and its Nobel Symposium Committee through grants from the Tercentenary Fund of the Bank of Sweden and the Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The Swedish Medical Research Council, the Swedish Cancer Society and the Swedish Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs also made contri­ butions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Erna Möller
    • 1
  • Göran Möller
    • 1
  1. 1.Karolinska InstituteStockholmSweden

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