Function and Specificity of γ/δ T Cells

International Workshop, Schloß Elmau, Bavaria, FRG October 14–16, 1990

  • Klaus Pfeffer
  • Klaus Heeg
  • Hermann Wagner
  • Gert Riethmüller

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 173)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Genomic Organization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marie-Paule Lefranc, T. H. Rabbitts
      Pages 3-9
  3. Differentiation In Vitro

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. V. Groh, M. Fabbi, J. L. Stromminger
      Pages 13-15
    3. C. Marinez-A., J. M. Alonso, Alicia Barcena, P. Aparicio, Maria L. Toribio
      Pages 17-23
    4. R. G. Miller, Patricia Benveniste, J. Reimann
      Pages 29-32
  4. Maturation/Selection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. J. Borst, Thea M. Vroom, J. D. Bos, J. J. M. Van Dongen
      Pages 41-46
    3. L. D. McVay, A. C. Hayday, K. Bottomly, S. R. Carding
      Pages 57-63
    4. K. Shortman, Li Wu, Katherine A. Kelly, R. Scollay
      Pages 71-80
  5. Other Species

About this book

Introduction

Our current understanding of a/~ T cell receptor (TCR) ex­ pressing T cells advanced from function and specificity to the molecular organization ofthe TCR.We now know that the TCR a and ~ chains together express specificity for (antigenic) peptides presented by the "responder" M H C allele, thus explain­ ing the phenomenon of MHC restriction at a molecular level. Surprisingly even though our perception of the molecular organization of the y5 TCR is well advanced, current knowledge of function and specificity of the y5 T cell subset is poor. There­ fore it appeared rather timely to bring together scientists pioneering research on y5 T cells forthe International Workshop on Function and Specificity ofy5 Tcells,held October11-14, 1990 at Schloss Elmau/Bavaria, FRG. Besides offering a scientific forum for open discussions, it was also hoped that such a workshop would be seminal for collaborative interactions and personal relationships among scientists "addicted" to y 15 T cells.

Keywords

Antigen Dermal Immunologie Immunsystem Lymphozyten Molekulargenetik Mucosal T cell cell genetics immune system immunity immunology lymphocytes molecular genetics

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Pfeffer
    • 1
  • Klaus Heeg
    • 1
  • Hermann Wagner
    • 1
  • Gert Riethmüller
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für MedizinischeMirobiologie und Hygiene TU MünchenMünchen 8Germany
  2. 2.Institut für ImmunologieUniversity of MunichMünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-76492-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-76494-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-76492-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-217X
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