The Nature of the Problem

  • Thomas J. Kindt
  • J. Donald Capra


The immune system can be viewed as a device that plays sentry over a continuous onslaught of stimuli and negotiates with each appropriately for the preservation of the organism. As a receptor, processor, and interpreter of information, this organ system is rivaled by none in sophistication and sensitivity save possibly the nervous system.


Clonal Selection Antigen Binding Antibody Molecule Germline Gene Complete Amino Acid Sequence 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas J. Kindt
    • 1
  • J. Donald Capra
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.University of Texas Health Science CenterDallasUSA

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