Biology of the Mouse Histocompatibility-2 Complex

Principles of Immunogenetics Applied to a Single System

  • Jan Klein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-1
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  3. Peripheral Regions of the H-2 Complex

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Serology

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    3. Histocompatibility

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        Pages 131-140
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    4. Genetics

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        Pages 181-191
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    5. Biochemistry

  4. Central Regions of the H-2 Complex

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 385-385
    2. I-region associated traits

    3. S and X Region-Associated Traits

  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 519-519
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 537-620

About this book


Somewhere I heard a story of a bridge and a painter. The bridge was enormous and was made all of metal, and the painter's job was to keep it from rusting. He would start at one end and slowly proceed, day by day, month by month, toward the other end, painting the bridge. But no sooner would he finish with the painting than the bridge would begin to rust again. The rust, too, would start at one end and slowly proceed toward the other end, systematically destroying the painter's endeavor. And so the painter would return to where he had started, and begin painting again, slowly proceeding toward the other end of the bridge, always just one step ahead of the rust. And if the story is true, the painter might still be painting that bridge-a modern Sisyphus! During the writing of this book, the story of the painter and his bridge kept coming to mind. The field the book covers has been developing so rapidly that, like the painter, I too had to return to where I had started and fight the rust of obsolescence. But unlike the painter, I had a deadline to meet, which constituted a point of no return. And so, sending off this manuscript, I have no choice but to watch the fruits of my endeavor be overtaken by the rust.


Histokompatibilität Maus biochemistry biology cell chemistry genetics metals virus

Authors and affiliations

  • Jan Klein
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  1. 1.Department of Microbiology, Southwestern Medical SchoolThe University of TexasDallasUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-48289-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-48287-8
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