Start your FREE month now! One of the oldest of the medical sciences, immunology has a history that has seen chemists, physicists and biologists alike seeking to unravel the most complex system in the human body outside the brain. This book charts its intriguing history, from the genetic basis of antibody diversity, through the understanding of the mechanism by which the immune system's first line of defence works, to breakthroughs in crystallography and the exploitation of immunoglobulins as therapeutic platforms to treat cancer, inflammation and allergy.
Tracing the developments in immunology in chronological order, Professor Antony R.
Molecular anatomy of the antibody binding site.
Rees presents the historical contexts of the periods in rich detail, bringing them to life with quotes and illustrations. This fascinating book examines the literature of the time, turning points, and controversies. A must read for immunologists and life scientists, as well as historians of science and medicine.
The book begins by outlining some of the basic structural characteristics of immunoglobulins without citing the references on which the information is based. Separate chapters follow covering the chemical nature of the active site of an antibody molecule and mechanisms of interaction with hapten; the general structural features and properties of the various classes of human immunoglobulin; and amino acid sequences of human and mouse L chains and of human and rabbit H chains.
Subsequent chapters deal with the evolution of the immunoglobulin classes; special properties of mouse, guinea pig, rabbit, and horse immunoglobulins; idiotypic specificities of immunglobulins; and the genetic control of antibodies.
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This book is meant for immunologists who have not personally observed the development of this exciting period in the history of immunology. It will also provide useful supplemental reading for the serious student or investigator who wishes to become familiar with the nature of the antibody molecule, its genetic control, and mode of action. This new volume in the popular series New Comprehensive Biochemistry contains eight chapters that draw together reviews summarising the research into immunoglobulins and the arrangement, rearrangement and expression of their gene structure.
Immunobiology: The Immune System in Health and Disease. 5th edition.
Molecular Genetics of Immunoglobulin will be of particular importance to those working in the areas of genetics and molecular biology, immunology, and cell biology.
Abul K. Abbas, Andrew H. Lichtman, and Shiv Pillai present sweeping updates in this new edition to cover antigen receptors and signal transduction in immune cells, mucosal and skin immunity, cytokines, leukocyte-endothelial interaction, and more.
The Antibody Molecule
This reference is the up-to-date and readable textbook you need to master the complex subject of immunology. Recognize the clinical relevance of the immunology through discussions of the implications of immunologic science for the management of human disease. Grasp the details of experimental observations that form the basis for the science of immunology at the molecular, cellular, and whole-organism levels and draw the appropriate conclusions.
Stay abreast of the latest advances in immunology and molecular biology through extensive updates that cover cytokines, innate immunity, leukocyte-endothelial interactions, signaling, costimulation, and more. Visualize immunologic processes more effectively through a completely revised art program with redrawn figures, a brighter color palette, and more 3-dimensional art. Find information more quickly and easily through a reorganized chapter structure and a more logical flow of material.
Structure of antibody
It describes the basic features of these molecules, which assists the reader in understanding how they function as an integral part of the immune system. The Immunoglobulins describes the localization and structure of different binding sites of immunoglobulin molecules, including the antigen-binding site, on the basis of latest x-ray crystallography studies. It discusses recently developed biotechnological methods that allow scientists to obtain fully active antibody molecules in vitro even without immunization and to construct new variants of immunoglobulins and their fragments by fusing with various other active molecules.
A survey of recent knowledge on immunoglobulin-binding molecules other than antigens and on flexibility of immunoglobulin molecules concludes the discussion of functional aspects of the problem. Describes recent reviews on the structure and function of immunoglobulin molecules of various species Summarizes in detail recent findings on the fine structure of the antigen-combining site Presents comparative data on the antigen-recognizing sites of other molecules such as MHC proteins and T-cell receptors Summarizes growing data on immunoglobulin binding sites responsible for the reaction of immunoglobulins with molecules other than antigens Explores the rapid advance of recent biotechnological methods used for the construction of antibody molecules and their fragments with new properties Presents extensive references and is lavishly illustrated.
3-1. IgG antibodies consist of four polypeptide chains
Catalytic antibodies. Nature of the antigen. Antibody binding sites.
Maturation of the immune response. Computational biochemistry of antibodies and T-cell receptors. Antigen-specific T-cell receptors and their reactions.
Antibody structure and the implications of antibody engineering are fully discussed, and a case study approach illustrates how antibodies are finding increasing use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The volume ends with commercial expression, purification and large-scale manufacture of antibodies and their future potential, particularly as therapeutic agents.
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All these developmental and stimulatory processes are described in molecular and genetic terms to give a clear understanding of complex phenotyes. The molecular basis of many diseases due to B cell abnormality is also discussed.
This definitive reference is directed at research level immunologists, molecular biologists and geneticists. Toggle navigation Menu. Search for:.