BLyS Ligands and Receptors

  • Michael P. Cancro

Part of the Contemporary Immunology book series (CONTIM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Wasif N. Khan, Nicholas P. Shinners, Iris Castro, Kristen L. Hoek
    Pages 19-41
  3. Joanne M. Hildebrand, Ping Xie, Gail A. Bishop
    Pages 93-114
  4. Richard J. Bram
    Pages 115-124
  5. Fabienne Mackay, William A. Figgett, Pali Verma, Xavier Mariette
    Pages 125-160
  6. Lachy McLean, Dhaya Seshasayee, Susan L. Kalled, Flavius Martin
    Pages 221-243
  7. Lingchen Fu, Lan V. Pham, Yen-chiu Lin-Lee, Archito T. Tamayo, Richard J. Ford
    Pages 245-263
  8. Anne J. Novak, Stephen M. Ansell
    Pages 265-282
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 283-289

About this book


The BLyS/BAFF family of cytokines and receptors has captured and held the attention of B cell biologists during the last decade. Discovery of the two ligands and three receptors comprising this family has yielded a watershed of insights; fostering fresh paradigms in our views about the differentiation, selection, and homeostatic control of virtually all B cell subsets. Moreover, because these processes are intimately tied to the mechanistic underpinnings of immune tolerance and activation, increased understanding of these activities promises translational progress in autoimmunity, neoplasia, and transplantation.


Antigen autoimmunity diseases pathogenesis pathophysiology physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael P. Cancro
    • 1
  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaU.S.A.

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