The Complement FactsBook

The Complement FactsBook
Author: Scott R. Barnum,Theresa N. Schein
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2017-10-19
ISBN 10: 012810421X
ISBN 13: 9780128104217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complement FactsBook Book Review:

The Complement FactsBook, Second Edition, provides in-depth insights and an overview of the components of the complement system. This new edition highlights the use of newly recommended complement nomenclature, covering new pathways and proteins and adding information on mouse homologs. It is a completely revised and updated edition containing entries on all components of the complement system, and is an excellent source of one-stop shopping for complement information and references. It is the most convenient compilation of biochemical, biological and molecular biology for complementologists and those new in the field. This new edition is expanded to include relevant updates and topics that have evolved since the last edition was published, including C1q and Lectins, C3 Family, Serine Proteases, Serum Regulators of Complement Activation, Cell Surface Proteins, and Terminal Pathway Proteins. Domain Structure diagrams are incorporated to clearly illustrate the relationships between all the complement proteins, both within families and between families. Introduces complement function, simply described for each function Includes the cDNA sequences that are marked with intron/exon boundaries, facilitating genetic studies Presents detailed structural information, including cDNA and gene structure for all proteins Incorporates domain structures diagrams, which beautifully illustrate the relationship between all the complement proteins, both within, and between, families

The Complement FactsBook

The Complement FactsBook
Author: Scott R. Barnum,Bernard J. Morley,Mark J. Walport
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1999-10-28
ISBN 10: 0080529550
ISBN 13: 9780080529554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complement FactsBook Book Review:

The Complement FactsBook contains entries on all components of the Complement System, including C1q and Lectins, C3 Family, Serine Proteases, Serum Regulators of Complement Activation, Cell Surface Proteins, and Terminal Pathway Proteins. Domain Structure diagrams are incorporated to clearly illustrate the relationships between all the complement proteins, both within families and between families. The FactsBook also includes the cDNA sequences, marked with intron/exon boundaries, which will facilitate genetic studies. Key Features * Includes the cDNA sequences, marked with intron/exon boundaries, facilitating genetic studies * Presents detailed structural information including cDNA and gene structure for all proteins * Introduces complement function, simply described for each function * Data is as up-to-date as possible, including unpublished work from many contributors * Incorporates domain structures diagrams, which beautifully illustrate the relationship between all the complement proteins, both within, and between, families * Each chapter has been written by an expert in the field * Data is as up-to-date as possible, including unpublished work from many contributors Entries provide information on: * Alternative nomenclature * Physiochemical properties * Structure and function * Tissue distribution and regulation expression * Protein sequence/modules * Chromosomal location * Genomic structure * Database accession numbers * Deficiency and polymorphic variants * Key references

The Immunoglobulin FactsBook

The Immunoglobulin FactsBook
Author: Marie-Paule Lefranc,Gerard Lefranc
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 457
Release: 2001-05-23
ISBN 10: 0080574475
ISBN 13: 9780080574479
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Immunoglobulin FactsBook Book Review:

The FactsBook series has established itself as the best source of easily accessible and accurate facts about protein groups. Books in the series use an easy-to-follow format and are meticulously researched and compiled by experts in the field. The Immunoglobulin FactsBook is the first published reference for all 203 human functional and ORF immunoglobulin genes. It is complete and standardized and employs nomenclature approved by the HUGO Nomenclature Committee.

The HLA FactsBook

The HLA FactsBook
Author: Steven G.E. Marsh,Peter Parham,Linda D. Barber
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 416
Release: 1999-12-13
ISBN 10: 9780080542508
ISBN 13: 0080542506
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The HLA FactsBook Book Review:

The HLA FactsBook presents up-to-date and comprehensive information on the HLA genes in a manner that is accessible to both beginner and expert alike. The focus of the book is on the polymorphic HLA genes (HLA-A, B, C, DP, DQ, and DR) that are typed for in clinical HLA laboratories. Each gene has a dedicated section in which individual entries describe the structure, functions, and population distribution of groups of related allotypes. Fourteen introductory chapters provide a beginner's guide to the basic structure, function, and genetics of the HLA genes, as well as to the nomenclature and methods used for HLA typing. This book will be an invaluable reference for researchers studying the human immune response, for clinicians and laboratory personnel involved in clinical and forensic HLA typing, and for human geneticists, population biologists, and evolutionary biologists interested in HLA genes as markers of human diversity. Introductory chapters provide good general overview of HLA field for novice immunologists and geneticists Up-to-date, complete listing of HLA alleles Invaluable reference resource for immunologists, geneticists, and cell biologists Combines both structural and functional information, which has never been compiled in a single reference book previously Serological specificity of allotypes Identity of material sequenced including ethnic origin Database accession numbers Population distribution Peptide binding specificities T cell epitopes Amino acid sequences of allotypes Key references

The Nuclear Receptor FactsBook

The Nuclear Receptor FactsBook
Author: Vincent Laudet,Hinrich Gronemeyer
Publsiher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780124377356
ISBN 13: 0124377351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nuclear Receptor FactsBook Book Review:

The FactsBook Series has established itself as the best source of easily accessible and accurate facts about protein groups. They use an easy-to-follow format and are researched and compiled by experts in the field. This Factsbook is devoted to nuclear receptors. The first section presents an introduction and describes the mode of action of the receptors in general. The second section of the book contains detailed entries covering each type of receptor. Entries provide information on: Nomenclature and structure, Isolation, DNA binding properties, Ligands, Expression, Target genes, Knockouts, Disease association, Gene structure, promoter and isoforms, Chromosomal location, Amino acid sequences, Key references

The Cytokine Factsbook

The Cytokine Factsbook
Author: Katherine A. Fitzgerald,Robin E. Callard,Luke A. J. O'Neill,Andy J. H. Gearing
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 515
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780121551421
ISBN 13: 0121551423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cytokine Factsbook Book Review:

Completely revised and expanded, this second edition of The Cytokine FactsBook is the most up-to-date reference manual available for all current well-characterized interleukins, cytokines, and their receptors. An additional 52 cytokines are included, doubling the number of entries from the previous edition. The key properties of each cytokine are described and presented in a very accessible format with diagrams for each of the receptors. The Cytokine FactsBook includes free online access to the regularly updated Cytokine Webfacts. Cytokine Webfacts is a web-based comprehensive compendium of facts about cytokines and their receptors that includes a variety of data representations, such as text, signal pathway diagrams and 3D images. This exciting resource is integrated into other databases via hypertext links to provide a unique network, and contains a web-enabled version of RasMol for viewing structures.

The Adhesion Molecule FactsBook

The Adhesion Molecule FactsBook
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2000-08-24
ISBN 10: 9780080525976
ISBN 13: 0080525970
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Adhesion Molecule FactsBook Book Review:

This updated and expanded Second Edition of The Adhesion Molecule FactsBook has nearly double the number of entries of the First Edition, and provides a compendium of the major cell surface adhesion molecules. The introductory chapters detail the organization of the data in the entries section, provide a background to the main adhesion molecule families, and inform the reader how to access information on adhesion molecules on the Internet. The entries have been designed to allow the reader to quickly establish the main structure and functional features of each molecule and where to find information. alternative nomenclature tissue distribution and regulation of expression ligands gene organization and chromosomal location protein structure and molecular weights amino acid sequence of the most commonly studied organisms PIR, SWISSPROT, and EMBL/GenBank accession numbers biological function key references

The T Cell Receptor FactsBook

The T Cell Receptor FactsBook
Author: Marie-Paule Lefranc,Gerard Lefranc
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 397
Release: 2001-07-13
ISBN 10: 0080542646
ISBN 13: 9780080542645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The T Cell Receptor FactsBook Book Review:

The T Cell Receptor FactsBook contains entries on all the 176 functional variable, diversity, joining, and constant regions of the human T cell receptor, including alpha, beta, gamma, and delta loci. Introductory chapters summarize information of T cell receptor chain synthesis, chromosomal location, and an overview of the human T cell receptor loci.

The Leukemia Lymphoma Cell Line Factsbook

The Leukemia Lymphoma Cell Line Factsbook
Author: Hans G. Drexler
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 733
Release: 2000-09-04
ISBN 10: 0080535445
ISBN 13: 9780080535449
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Leukemia Lymphoma Cell Line Factsbook Book Review:

This book represents an essential reference manual for all of the well-characterized leukemia-lymphoma cell lines currently available. It provides the most important facts, using the succinct and user-friendly format that has made the FactsBooks so popular with scientists and clinical researchers. Introductory chapters provide background and perspective for culturing malignant hematopoietic (blood forming) cell lines. These chapters are followed by over 400 comprehensive individual entries. Each cell line entry highlights essential clinical, immunological, genetic, and functional features and includes a comprehensive listing of references. Key Features * the full spectrum of malignant cell lines from all hematopoietic cell lineages * sister cell lines and relevant subclones * clinical data: patient, diagnosis, treatment status, and specimen source * authentication of derivation and availability * immunophenotype * cytogenetic karyotype * translocations and fusion genes * receptor gene rearrangements and genetic alterations * cell cultures aspects: establishment, medium, doubling time, growth * cytochemical profile * cytokine production and response to cytokines * proto-oncogene and transcription factor expression/alteration * functional features: differentiation induction, heterotransplantability * special unique features * key references

The Complement System

The Complement System
Author: Janos Szebeni
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 565
Release: 2004-06-10
ISBN 10: 1402080557
ISBN 13: 9781402080555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complement System Book Review:

The Complement System: Novel Roles in Health and Disease surveys the advances in basic and applied research on the complement system over the past few years. Complement is a major protein network in blood that has been traditionally conceived as part of the immune system, a proinflammatory cascade engaged in nonspecific antimicrobial defence. However, it became clear recently that this system also plays an essential role in specific, adaptive immune responses, as well as in many basic physiological processes including cardiovascular regulation, pregnancy and tissue regeneration, just to mention a few. Complement proteins are widely involved in the immune evasion tactics of infectious microbes and cancer cells, and derangement of complement function contributes to numerous autoimmune, allergic and acute catastrophic diseases. Because pharmacological manipulation of the complement system provides therapeutic benefit in many of these conditions, we may be very close to widespread clinical use of a new class of drugs influencing complement activation or action. In fact, complementology may be one of the most versatile and dynamic subdisciplines in medicine today. The 25 reviews of this volume, written by prominent experts, provide state-of-art insights into the various aspects of an amazing progress in this field.

Complement Activation in Malaria Immunity and Pathogenesis

Complement Activation in Malaria Immunity and Pathogenesis
Author: José A. Stoute
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 149
Release: 2018-07-03
ISBN 10: 3319772589
ISBN 13: 9783319772585
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complement Activation in Malaria Immunity and Pathogenesis Book Review:

Plasmodium falciparum malaria is responsible for the deaths of nearly 500,000 people each year. Much attention has been paid to antibody and cellular mechanisms of immunity against this pathogen. By contrast, the role that the complement system plays in immunity and pathogenesis in this infection is not very well recognized or understood. Based on the work of a number of research groups, we know that complement plays an important role in these processes. In this book, some of the leading scientists in the field discuss the mechanisms of complement activation during malaria infection as well as the role of complement in the pathogenesis of key syndromes such as severe malarial anemia, cerebral malaria, and placental malaria. In addition, they review recently-identified complement evasion strategies of P. falciparum merozoites, and how these mechanisms may translate into paradoxical enhancement of infection rather than protection. Finally, they also discuss the role of the mosquito complement system on immunity against the parasite.

The Leucocyte Antigen Factsbook

The Leucocyte Antigen Factsbook
Author: A. Neil Barclay,Marion H. Brown,S. K. Alex K. Alex Law,Andrew J. McKnight,Michael G. Tomlinson,P. Anton van der Merwe
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 613
Release: 1997-06-22
ISBN 10: 0080535437
ISBN 13: 9780080535432
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Leucocyte Antigen Factsbook Book Review:

A volume in the popular FactsBook Series, the First Edition of The Leucocyte Antigen FactsBook was hugely successful. The new Second Edition has been completely revised, updated, and expanded by 65% to include new findings and up-to-date key references. The introductory chapters have also been updated, especially in terms of nomenclature, the role of the World Wide Web, and new structural data. The Leucocyte Antigen FactsBook, Second Edition contains more than 200 entries, with approximately 70 new entries, on all the molecules specifically expressed in the surface of cells of the haematopoietic system, including all characterized CD antigens, antigen receptors, MHC antigens, adhesion molecules, and cytokine receptors. This FactsBook will be of enormous value to immunologists, cell biologists, biochemists, and endocrinologists. Key Features * Completely up-to-date * Revised and expanded to include over 70 new entries * More than 200 entries in total, plus additional introductory material * New structural data * New nomenclature for CD and related molecules covered

Nomenclature Avoiding Babylonian Speech Confusion in Present Day Immunology

Nomenclature  Avoiding Babylonian Speech Confusion in Present Day Immunology
Author: Menno C. van Zelm,Loems Ziegler-Heitbrock,Andrew M. Collins,Pablo Engel,Sanny K. Chan
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-02-03
ISBN 10: 2889664457
ISBN 13: 9782889664450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nomenclature Avoiding Babylonian Speech Confusion in Present Day Immunology Book Review:

We acknowledge the initiation and support of this Research Topic by the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS). A/Prof. Menno van Zelm currently serves as the chairman for the IUIS Nomenclature Committee; Prof. Pablo Engel is the chair of the IUIS CD Nomenclature Sub-Committee; Prof. Loems Ziegler-Heitbrock is the chair of the IUIS Monocytes and Dendritic Cells in Blood Sub-Committee; Asst. Prof. Sanny Chan is a member of the WHO / IUIS Allergen Nomenclature Sub-Committee and A/Prof. Andrew Collins is co-chair of the Germline Gene Database (GLDB) Working Group of the Adaptive Immune Receptor Repertoire community (AIRR-C) and chair of the Inferred Allele Review Committee (IARC).

The Gene Knockout Factsbook Two Volume Set

The Gene Knockout Factsbook  Two Volume Set
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1140
Release: 1998-10-26
ISBN 10: 9780080532363
ISBN 13: 0080532365
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gene Knockout Factsbook Two Volume Set Book Review:

The FactsBooks Series has established itself as the best source of easily-accessible and accurate facts about protein groups. Described as "a growing series of excellent manuals" by Molecular Medicine Today, and "essential works of reference" by Trends in Biochemical Sciences, the FactsBooks have become the most popular comprehensive data resources available. Using an easy-to-follow format and drawing from meticulous research, the Factsbooks will keep you up-to-date with the latest advances in structure, amino acid sequences, physicochemical properties, and biological activity. The Gene Knockout FactsBook contains entries, grouped into subject disciplines, covering immunology, neurobiology, development, cancer, and other knockouts. It describes more than 600 gene knockouts described and listed in alphabetical order for easy reference. Key Features * Entries provide information on: * general description of the protein and its function * gene symbol and database accession number * knockout construct * mouse phenotype * key references

Rheumatology and Immunology Therapy

Rheumatology and Immunology Therapy
Author: Larry W. Moreland
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 923
Release: 2004-07-20
ISBN 10: 3540206256
ISBN 13: 9783540206255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rheumatology and Immunology Therapy Book Review:

Entries in a practical A to Z Format Highly therapy-focused Uniform and clearly arranged entries for ease of reference Comprehensive information on symptoms and therapeutical possibilities of rheumatologic and musculoskeletal diseases as well as drugs Written by leading experts in the field

The Role of Complement in Tumors

The Role of Complement in Tumors
Author: Barbara Rolfe,Ruben Pio,Trent M. Woodruff,Maciej M. Markiewski,Helga D. Manthey
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-03-23
ISBN 10: 2889635767
ISBN 13: 9782889635764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Role of Complement in Tumors Book Review:

The Extracellular Matrix Factsbook

The Extracellular Matrix Factsbook
Author: Shirley Ayad,Ray Boot-Handford,Martin Humphries,Karl Kadler,Adrian Shuttleworth
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 301
Release: 1998-03-27
ISBN 10: 0080531512
ISBN 13: 9780080531519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Extracellular Matrix Factsbook Book Review:

The Second Edition of The Extracellular Matrix FactsBook has been completely revised, updated and expanded by over 50 percent. It contains over 85 entries on the diverse group of macromolecules that assemble toform the extracellular matrix. Entries provide information on molecular structure, isolation, primary structure, structural and functional sites, gene structure, database accession numbers, and key references. Key Features * Compiled by members of one of the foremost centers of matrix biochemistry in the world * Contains over 30 new entries, with all previous entries being revised and updated * Includes new entries on proteinases involved in the deposition of the extracellular matrix * Presents 3D ribbon diagrams in cases where the protein structure is now known

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Author: George Tsokos
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 694
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 0128145528
ISBN 13: 9780128145524
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Book Review:

This completely updated and expanded 2nd edition of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, A Manual includes topics not covered previously with contributors who are at the forefront of each specific topic and with a global appeal. Each chapter is short and is presented critically with selected references, which should be valuable to a wider audience. This book combines basic with clinical science to help internists and specialists in the diagnosis and management of patients with SLE. It is a quick referral for people in the pharmaceutical industry in their efforts to bring much-needed drugs. It provides all the needed information to basic researchers old and new alike, who wish to enter the field of lupus and systemic autoimmunity in general. • Focused state-of-the-art chapters prepared by top-notch experts in the field • Latest understanding of cellular, molecular, biochemical aspects of disease pathogenesis • Advanced aspects of genetic, microbiome, environmental, hormonal, and immunological contribution to the expression of the disease • Current understanding of clinical features of the disease • Recent efforts to develop new treatments

The Blood Group Antigen FactsBook

The Blood Group Antigen FactsBook
Author: Marion E. Reid,Christine Lomas-Francis,Martin L. Olsson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 758
Release: 2012-11-07
ISBN 10: 0240821300
ISBN 13: 9780240821306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blood Group Antigen FactsBook Book Review:

The Blood Group Antigen FactsBook — winner of a 2013 Highly Commended BMA Medical Book Award for Internal Medicine — has been an essential resource in the hematology, transfusion and immunogenetics fields since its first publication in the late 1990s.The third edition of The Blood Group Antigen FactsBook has been completely revised, updated and expanded to cover all 33 blood group systems. It blends scientific background and clinical applications and provides busy researchers and clinicians with at-a-glance information on over 330 blood group antigens, including history and information on terminology, expression, chromosomal assignment, carrier molecular description, functions, molecular bases of antigens and phenotypes, effect of enzymes/chemicals, clinical significance, disease associations and key references. Highly Commended 2013 BMA Medical Book Award for Internal Medicine Includes more than 330 entries on blood group antigens in individual factsheets Offers a logical and concise catalogue structure for each antigen in an improved interior design for quick reference Written by three international experts from the field of immunohematology and transfusion medicine

Progress in Nucleic Acid Research and Molecular Biology

Progress in Nucleic Acid Research and Molecular Biology
Author: Kivie Moldave
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2003-11-06
ISBN 10: 9780080522692
ISBN 13: 0080522696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Progress in Nucleic Acid Research and Molecular Biology Book Review:

Nucleic acids are the fundamental building blocks of DNA and RNA and are found in virtually every living cell. Molecular biology is a branch of science that studies the physicochemical properties of molecules in a cell, including nucleic acids, proteins, and enzymes. Increased understanding of nucleic acids and their role in molecular biology will further many of the biological sciences including genetics, biochemistry, and cell biology. Progress in Nucleic Acid Research and Molecular Biology is intended to bring to light the most recent advances in these overlapping disciplines with a timely compilation of reviews comprising each volume. * Provides a forum for discussion of new discoveries, approaches and ideas in molecular biology * Includes contributions from the leaders in the field * Has abundant references