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Special Issue "Immunoglobulin"
A special issue of Biomolecules (ISSN 2218-273X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2014).
Interests: mouse lymphocyte development; Interleukin-7; cell lineage decisions in hematopoiesis; mesenchymal stromal cells
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Immunoglobulin, the secreted form of the B lymphocyte receptor molecule, represents one of nature’s most flexible and potent biomolecules. Two functions (i.e., highly specific recognition and effector functions) are combined into one molecule. The specific molecular interaction between the antibody paratope and its corresponding antigen epitope activates the effector function of the molecule, thereby linking the exquisite specificity of the adaptive immune system with the prototypic cellular and molecular components of the natural immune response. With current molecular biological techniques, these two immunoglobulin functions can be independently manipulated. Intensive analysis of B lymphocyte responses has uncovered details concerning immunoglobulin class switching and somatic hypermutation during T dependent antibody responses. For readers of Biomolecules, this Special Issue provides an up-to-date account of some of the more intriguing aspects of immunoglobulins.
Prof. Rhodri Ceredig
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