Epitope Recognition Since Landsteiner’s Discovery

100 Years Since the Discovery of Human Blood Groups

  • Martha Eibl
  • W. R. Mayr
  • G. J. Thorbecke
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. P. M. H. Mazumdar
    Pages 1-16
  3. K. Falk, O. Rötzschke, L. Santambrogio, M. E. Dorf, C. Brosnan, J. L. Strominger
    Pages 37-64
  4. E. Maverakis, J. Beech, H. Deng, C. Schneider, P. Van Den Elzen, T. Madakamutil et al.
    Pages 65-81
  5. J. M. Penninger, K. Bachmaier
    Pages 103-117

About these proceedings


The contributors to this book highlight the scientific developments in the field of immunology concerning epitope recognition since the discovery by Karl Landsteiner. Karl Landsteiner ist best known for his discovery of the human blood groups. The revolutionary discoveries of this brilliant scientist in other fields have not received the recognition they deserve. His demonstration that poliomyelitis is transmissable showed the way for modern virology. His studies opening the field for epitope recognition, which he himself considered his main achievement, laid the foundation for research in our days.


Antigen Antigen recognition T cell receptor autoimmune disease blood groups immune response infections monoclonal antibodies

Editors and affiliations

  • Martha Eibl
    • 1
  • W. R. Mayr
    • 2
  • G. J. Thorbecke
    • 3
  1. 1.Immunologische TagesklinikViennaAustria
  2. 2.Klinische Abteilung für BlutgruppenserologieAllgemeines Krankenhaus der Stadt WienViennaAustria
  3. 3.Department of PathologyNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-42651-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-56340-9
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