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Title Superantigens and superallergens / volume editor, Gianni Marone
Published Basel, Switzerland : Karger, 2007


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 243 pages : illustrations (some color))
Series Chemical immunology and allergy ; v. 93
Chemical immunology and allergy ; v. 93.
Contents Cover; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Streptococcal Superantigens; Diversity in Staphylococcus aureus Enterotoxins; The SaPIs:Mobile Pathogenicity Islands of Staphylococcus; Protein Fv:An Endogenous Immunoglobulin Superantigen and Superallergen; Yersinia pseudotuberculosis Superantigens; B Cell Superantigens Subvert Innate Functions of B Cells; The Allergic March from Staphylococcus aureus Superantigens to Immunoglobulin E; Superantigen-Induced Regulatory T Cells in vivo; T Cell Signalling Induced by Bacterial Superantigens
Summary Superantigens constitute a growing family of bacterial and viral proteins that share the capacity of inducing massive activation of the immune system. This volume contains contributions from leaders in the field of classical T cell superantigens and sheds light on relevant B cell superantigens at the molecular and biochemical levels. Moreover, articles in this publication deal with the emerging, intriguing possibility that immunoglobulin superantigens can activate primary effector cells of allergic disorders both in vitro and in vivo, thus acting as superallergens. A detailed account is also g
Notes Title from e-book title screen (viewed May 12, 2008)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Superantigens.
T cells.
Antigen-Antibody Reactions
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
T cells.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783318014518