The Complement System

  • Klaus Rother
  • Gerd O. Till

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. K. Rother, G. O. Till
    Pages 1-4
  3. M. Berger, C. H. Hammer, F. S. Cole, H. R. Colten, R. Burger, C. Rittner et al.
    Pages 5-326
  4. G. G. B. Klaus, U. Hadding, N. R. Cooper, K. Rother, R. Buhl, G. O. Till et al.
    Pages 327-443
  5. K. Rother, N. K. Day, R. A. Good, P. J. Lachmann, M. R. Daha, B. S. Kubens et al.
    Pages 444-519
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 525-535

About this book


Upon contemplating an updated version of the 1974 edition of this book and envisioning its possible organization, it immediately became evident that the new version could no longer be written by one, two, or even three authors. The field has experienced an explosive expansion in various directions, and the wealth of newer data which has been accumulated over the last decade can hardly be presented by a single author in a critical and coherent manner. On the other hand, it appears worthwhile not to abandon the attempt to come foreward with a review which describes as comprehensively as possible the progress and the state of knowledge. It is the aim of this volume to present a general and comprehensive review on complement. It is intended not only for individuals working in this area, but also for those who are less familiar with the field. Several chapters in the book describe state-of-the-art experimental methods which are helpful to critically evaluate the experimental data. Simultaneously, they may provide the necessary technical tools for those who wish to enter this highly provocative and exciting field.


antibody antigen bacteria cell genetics immune response immunity infection lymphocytes macrophages pathology proteins resistance screening tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Rother
    • 1
  • Gerd O. Till
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für ImmunologieHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversity of Michigan Medical SchoolAnn ArborUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-97040-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-97038-2
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