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The Primordial VRM System and Evolution of Vertebrate Immunity (Hardcover)
The Primordial VRM System and Evolution of Vertebrate Immunity (Hardcover): J. Stewart
The Primordial VRM System and Evolution of Vertebrate Immunity (Hardcover): J. Stewart

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The Primordial VRM System and Evolution of Vertebrate Immunity (Hardcover)

J. Stewart

Series: Molecular Biology Intelligence Unit

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This book discusses the evolutionary origin of immunoglobulins and T-cell receptors. The complex interactions between B and T cells in response to external antigens are the major focus of contemporary immunology. This book argues that these interactions may be relatively late evolutionary developments, due to the redeployment of a system invented for other reasons. In other words immunoglobulins did not arise in evolution to fight infection. The author theorizes that the system of variable region moleculars (VRM) arose at the time of the first vertebrates by an endogenous, self-organizing process. This primordial VRM system instituted a molecular ecology, a function so vital that from then on no vertebrate has been able to do without it.

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Imprint: Crc Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Molecular Biology Intelligence Unit
Release date: August 1994
Authors: J. Stewart
Dimensions: 260 x 182mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 118
ISBN-13: 978-1-57059-119-8
Barcode: 9781570591198
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Cellular biology
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LSN: 1-57059-119-9

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