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Title Gamma-delta T cells / volume editors, Paul R. Bergstresser, A. Takashima
Published Basel ; New York : Karger, 2001


Description 1 online resource (ix, 142 pages) : illustrations
Series Chemical immunology, 1015-0145 ; vol. 79
Chemical immunology ; v. 79.
Contents T cell receptor and function cosegregate in gamma-delta T cell subsets -- Role of the IL-7 receptor in gamma-delta T cell development -- Epidermal and dermal gamma-delta T cells -- Cytokine profiles and responsiveness of dendritic epidermal T cells: cytokine-mediated communication with other cells -- Gamma-delta T cells with emphasis on their functional role in the epidermis -- Role of gamma-delta T cells in cutaneous hypersensitivity reactions -- Gamma-delta T cells: immunoregulatory functions and immunoprotection
Summary Over the last 15 years, since the discovery of the T cell receptor gamma and delta genes, rapid progress has been made toward the understanding of the biology of gamma-delta T cells. They differ from conventional alpha-beta T cells not only in T cell receptor composition, but also in their development, tissue distribution, and physiological functions. This volume contains seven chapters contributed by experts on different aspects of gamma-delta T cells, including the natural ligands for gamma-delta T cell receptors, IL-7-dependent regulation of gamma-delta T cell development, cytokine-mediated intercellular communication of gamma-delta T cells with other cell types, and their physiological functions in innate and adaptive immune responses. The comprehensive review articles collected in this volume will be of interest to basic immunologists who wish to update their knowledge on the biology of gamma-delta T cells. The book also provides a unique opportunity for non-immunologists and clinicians to understand how the immune system is specifically equipped to protect the body against pathogens at the environmental interface
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject T cells.
T-Lymphocytes -- physiology
Genes, T-Cell Receptor delta
Genes, T-Cell Receptor gamma
Receptors, Antigen, T-Cell, gamma-delta
T cells
Lymphocytes T.
Form Electronic book
Author Bergstresser, Paul R.
Takashima, A. (Akira)
S. Karger (Firm)
ISBN 9783318006834