New PDF release: Anti-Idiotypes, Receptors, and Molecular Mimicry

By D. Scott Linthicum, Nadir R. Farid

ISBN-10: 1461237343

ISBN-13: 9781461237341

ISBN-10: 1461283256

ISBN-13: 9781461283256

Here is an up to date assessment of significant new equipment and ends up in anti-idiotypes, receptors, and molecular mimicry.It starts off with a dialogue of the theoretical history ofthe anti-idiotypic community, it really is position within the legislation of immune reaction, and the actual features of anti-idiotypic antibodies. It then is going directly to discover many exciting purposes in such parts as insulin motion, thyroid cellphone functionality, the neurosciences, cardiology, virology, pharmacology, and copy.

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Anti-Idiotypes as Probes of Immunoglobulin Structure 33 19. J. , C. N. Davidson. 1973. Amino acid sequence of a K Bence-Jones protein from a case of primary amyloidosis. Biochemistry 12:3763. 20. S. R. D. B. Edmundson. 1985. Accessible intrachain disulfide bonds in hybrids of light chains. Mol. Immunol. 22:85. 21. R. Ely. 1985. Binding of N-formylated chemotactic peptides in crystals of the Mcg light chain dimer: similarities with neutrophil receptors. Mol. Immunol. 22:463. 22. R. J. E. M. Fenton, M.

Med. 162:756. 6. F. Deutsch. 1974. L chain. Biochemistry 13:4102. 7. R. L. E. Abola, M. A. D. F. Deutsch. 1974. Binding of 2,4-dinitrophenyl compounds and other small molecules to a crystalline lambda type BenceJones dimer. Biochemistry 13:3816. 8. R. N. Herron 1984. A search for site-filling ligands in the Mcg Bence-Jones dimer: crystal binding studies of fluorescent compounds. Mol. Immunol. 21:561. 9. R. B. Edmundson. 1985. Pressure-induced conformational changes in a human Bence-Jones protein (Mcg).

For example, monoclonal IgMs with rheumatoid factor (anti-IgG) activity have been described in Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia (2) and BenceJones proteins exhibiting tissue binding specificity have been identified in amyloidosis (3). As these binding specificities are mediated by the variable regions, an examination of the structure and distribution of the idiotypes characterizing these paraproteins may extend our understanding of the phenomena. Recently, 10 of 12 monoclonal IgM rheumatoid factors (RFs) were shown to possess a cross-reactive idiotope by virtue of reactivity with an anti-idiotype raised against a synthetic peptide derived from the second hypervariable region of the light chain of the IgM-RF Sie (4).

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