Advances in Pharmacology, Vol. 39 by J. Thomas August, M. W. Anders, Ferid Murad, Joseph T. Coyle

By J. Thomas August, M. W. Anders, Ferid Murad, Joseph T. Coyle

Every one quantity of Advances in Pharmacology offers a wealthy number of reports on well timed subject matters. Emphasis is put on the molecular bases of drug motion, either utilized and experimental.

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When traditional antigens or superantigens are presented by APCs and bind to the TCR, activation of a number of tyrosine kinases occurs in the responding T cell. These include the fyn and Ick tyrosine kinases. As a result of the signal transduction cascade, transcription of lymphokines, such as IL-2 and IL-4, is activated. The production of these cytokines leads to the proliferation of T cells and bystander cells, such as B cells and macrophages (Fig. 3 ) . Because superantigens are recognized by a large percentage of T cells, stimulation results in a measurable increase in the percentage of Vp-specific T cells.

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