The HLA Complex in Biology and Medicine: A Resource Book

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Boydell & Brewer Ltd, Nov 26, 2010 - Medical - 608 pages

A comprehensive guide to the HLA (Human Leukocyte Antigen) system for immunologists and clinicians, this book contains up-to-date information on the MHC (Major Histocompatibility Complex) and its role in the immune response and in various diseases. The book explores the biological significance and role of the HLA system in organ and haematopoietic stem cell transplantation management.

This volume is an invaluable guide to the full spectrum of HLA-related science while also serving as a conceptual and technical resource for those involved in HLA-related research and in clinical or surgical practice. In addition, it will be a primary point of contact for individuals working in other areas who suddenly find that their research is drawing them into the complexities of HLA genetics.

 

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Contents

Cytokines and T Cell Subsets
19
History of HLA
42
Major Histocompatibility Complex
59
HLA Nomenclature
79
HLA Molecules of the Major Histocompatibility Complex
86
Immunogenetic Databases
119
Complement Genes in the Central Region of the MHC 235
135
Polymorphism Function and Evolution
159
HLA and Drug Reactions
332
Insight into Human Health and Disease
350
Genetic Architecture of Mycobacterial Diseases
365
MHC and NonMHC Genes in Tuberculosis and Leprosy
386
Killer Cell Immunoglobulinlike Receptors in Health and Disease
406
Role of Nonclassical HLA Antigens in Pregnancy
424
MHC and Transplantation
447
Allorecognition
465

HLA Typing Technologies
175
Computer Programs for the Development of SBT for HLA
188
MHC and Disease
203
Genetic Determinants of Type 1 DiabetesImmune Response Genes
219
Genetics of Type 2 Diabetes
241
Immunogenetic Mechanisms of Celiac Disease
254
Immunogenetics of Rheumatoid Arthritis
276
HLA Architecture of HIV Disease Pathogenesis
292
Host Genetics of HIV1AIDS Infection
305
The Role of HLA Typing in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
471
The Role of HLA Matching and Recipient Sensitization in Organ Allograft Outcome
491
Posttransplant Antibody Monitoring and Associated Mechanisms
510
The Influence of NK Cell Alloreactivity on Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
525
Minor Histocompatibility Antigens in Biology and Medicine
551
An Overview of Statistical Methods for Disease Gene Mapping Using Data on Related
566
Index
577
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