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Immunogenetics: Advances and Education : The First Congress of the Slovak Foundation - Alejandro J. Madrigal

Immunogenetics: Advances and Education

The First Congress of the Slovak Foundation

By: Alejandro J. Madrigal (Editor), Margita Bencova (Editor), Derek Middleton (Editor), Dominique Charron (Editor)

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Published: 31st May 1997
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The objective underlying this book is educational, aiming to advance the development of immunogenetics/histocompatibility and to encourage the international collaboration that is so necessary for the international transplant programme and for research into the genetic predisposition to develop diseases associated with genes in the HLA complex.
The revolution in high-tech molecular biological genome technology has given rise to a prodigious development of molecular techniques for the polymorphism analysis of HLA and the subsequent application of research results in clinical practice. Many new alleles have been discovered and different mechanisms have been shown to generate these new alleles. This has improved both diagnostic efficiency and increased the success of transplantation.
Topics covered include HLA associated susceptibility to autoimmune disease. Strategies and efficiency of BMDW and benefit of collaboration. Optimum selection of unrelated bone marrow donor and extension of the pool of suitable donors by determination of possible mismatches. Identification of sibling pairs using microsatellites across the HLA region. HLA in kidney transplantation. Eurotransplant facts and figures. HLA typing from serology to molecular biology. Evolution of DNA based typing in HLA laboratories. HLA and paternity testing.

Preface
Introduction
Accreditation with European and American Histocompatibility Immunogenetics Organizations
HLA Diversity and Applications
HLA and Diseases
Bone Marrow Transplantation
Transplantation, HLA and non- HLA Aspects
Solid Organ and Eye Cornea Transplantation
HLA Users
Authors' Index
Subject Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780792346135
ISBN-10: 0792346130
Series: Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 3
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 265
Published: 31st May 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 1.31