Structural Immunology

  • Tengchuan Jin
  • Qian Yin

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1172)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Huilin Yang, Rakeeb Kureshi, Jamie B. Spangler
    Pages 1-19
  3. Huaxing Wei, Bofeng Li, Anyuan Sun, Feng Guo
    Pages 79-96
  4. Xinru Yang, Guangzhong Lin, Zhifu Han, Jijie Chai
    Pages 119-141
  5. Bing Wang, Yuan Tian, Qian Yin
    Pages 143-155
  6. Maria Carmen Mulero, Tom Huxford, Gourisankar Ghosh
    Pages 207-226

About this book


This book presents a comprehensive overview of important immune molecules and their structure-function relationships. The immune system is highly complex, consisting of a network of molecules, cells, tissues and organs, and the immune reaction is involved in various physiological as well as pathological processes, including development, self-tolerance, infection, immunity, and cancer. Numerous molecules participate in immune recognition, inhibition and activation, and these important immune molecules can be roughly divided into cell surface receptors, intracellular receptors and intracellular signaling molecules. The study of how these immune molecules function at molecular level has laid the foundation for understanding the immune system. The book provides researchers and students with the latest research advances concerning the structural biology of key immune molecules/pathways, and offers immunologists essential insights into how these immune molecules function.


Structural immunology Pattern recognition receptors Structure and function of immune receptors Molecular immunology Innate immunity Cytokines Intracellular signaling complexes

Editors and affiliations

  • Tengchuan Jin
    • 1
  • Qian Yin
    • 2
  1. 1.The First Affiliated Hospital of USTC, Division of Life Sciences and MedicineUniversity of Science and Technology of ChinaHefeiChina
  2. 2.Department of Biological ScienceFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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