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Antigen Presentation

  • J. Lindsay Whitton

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 232)

About this book

Introduction

Antigen presentation is central to the immune response, and is instrumental in ensuring that the response mounted is that best suited to the eradication of the particular microbe faced. In this volume, experts in the field provide state-of-the-art descriptions of the antigen presentation pathways. How do viruses disrupt these critical pathways, and to what effect? Do all tissues present antigen in the same way? If not, why? What are the consequences of dysfunctional antigen presentation, seen in certain genetic disorders? This book considers not only the molecular details, but also their relevance to the whole organism.

Keywords

Impfstoff MHC Class I and Class II antigen antigen presentation histocompatibility immune response immune system immunity microbe pharmacology protein proteins tissue vaccine virus

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Lindsay Whitton
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neuropharmacology, CVN-9The Scripps Research InstituteLa JollaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-72045-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-72047-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-72045-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-217X
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