The Immunological Basis of the Treatment of Glomerulonephritis

  • J. F. Bach
  • L. Chatenoud
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 9)


It is generally admitted that human idiopathic glomerulonephritides are due to the pathogenetic effect of immune complexes. The formation of the immune complexes implies that an antigen has induced the formation of antibodies in adequate amount and with a certain (yet undefined) quality. The participation of cell-mediated immunity has also been recently suggested (2, 5).


Immune Complex Complement Deficiency Murine Lupus Thymic Hormone Total Lymphoid Irradiation 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. F. Bach
    • 1
  • L. Chatenoud
    • 1
  1. 1.Inserm U 25 Hôpital NeckerParis, Cedex 15France

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