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Title Superantigens : molecular basis for their role in human diseases / edited by Malak Kotb and John D. Fraser
Published Washington, D.C. : ASM Press, ©2007
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 263 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Monograph, ASM Press
Monograph, ASM Press
Contents Role of superantigens in skin disease / Sang-Hyun Cho and Donald Y.M. Leung -- Pathogenetic mechanisms and therapeutic approaches in superantigen-induced experimental autoimmune diseases / Andrej Tarkowski -- Experimental models of superantigen-mediated neuropathology / Malte E. Kornhuber [and others] -- Novel experimental models for dissecting genetic susceptibility of superantigen-mediated diseases / Eva Medina -- Intravenous immunoglobulin therapy in superantigen-mediated toxic shock syndrome / Anna Norrby-Teglund, Donald E. Low, and Malak Kotb -- Broad-spectrum peptide antagonists of superantigen toxins / Revital Levy [and others] -- Small nonpeptide inhibitors of staphylococcal superantigen-induced cytokine production and toxic shock / Teresa Krakauer -- Countermeasures against superantigens : structure-based design of bispecific receptor mimics / Goutam Gupta and Meghan Kunkel
The streptococcal superantigens / John D. Fraser and Thomas Proft -- Staphylococcal and streptococcal superantigens : an update / Patrick M. Schlievert and Gregory A. Bohach -- Mycoplasma arthritidis-derived superantigen (MAM), a unique class of superantigen that bridges innate and adaptive immunity / Barry C. Cole and Hong-Hua Mu -- Viral superantigens in mice and humans / Albert K. Tai and Brigitte T. Huber -- Superantigens from gram-negative bacteria and the diseases that they cause / Takehiko Uchiyama, Tohru Miyoshi-Akiyama, and Hidehiro Ueshiba -- Superantigen architecture : functional decoration on a conserved scaffold / Vickery L. Arcus and Edward N. Baker -- Structural evidence for zinc and peptide dependence in superantigen major histocompatibility complex class II interaction / Björn Walse -- Superantigens : structure, function, and diversity / Matthew D. Baker and K. Ravi Acharya
Summary A team of internationally respected researchers covers the basic molecular mechanisms of superantigen action, their structure and function, and their role in human diseases
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Superantigens.
Superantigens -- physiology.
Bacteria -- immunology.
Virulence Factors.
Form Electronic book
Author Fraser, John D., editor
Kotb, Malak, editor
ISBN 1555815847 (electronic bk.)
9781555815844 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
(hardcover ;) (alk. paper)