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Chemokines  

Harriet S. Meyer

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.489
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Chemokines comprise a family of about 40 low-molecular-weight cytokines (see , Cytokines) with important roles in the immune system, as well as functions beyond it. The name chemokine, a contraction of ... More

Complement  

Harriet S. Meyer

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.491
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It is estimated that one C3b deposited on an organ- ism can become four million in about 4 min. M. K. Liszewski and J. P. Atkinson(p922) The term complement refers to a group of serum proteins activated ... More

CD Cell Markers  

Harriet S. Meyer

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.490
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Clusters of differentiation (CDs) are a system for identifying cellular surface markers, a number of which define lymphocyte subsets (see , Lymphocytes). The system and its nomenclature were formalized ... More

Cytokines  

Harriet S. Meyer

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.492
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… some viruses subvert the immune response by producing homologs of mammalian cytokines or their receptors. J. J. Oppenheim and M. Feldmann(p7) Cytokines are proteins or glycoproteins produced after stimulation ... More

HLA/Major Histocompatibility Complex  

Harriet S. Meyer

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.493
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UPDATE: In April 2010, the WHO Nomenclature Committee for Factors of the HLA System introduced a modification of the nomenclature outlined in the manual; the new nomenclature introduces delimiters in ... More

Immunoglobulins  

Harriet S. Meyer

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.494
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… the antibody in serum is a mixture of perhaps 100 million slightly different types of molecule… J. H. L. Playfair and B. M. Chain(p38) Plasma cells can release up to 2000 antibody mole- cules per second ... More

Lymphocytes  

Harriet S. Meyer

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.495
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The normal adult human body contains on the or- der of a trillion (1012) lymphocytes.… Together, the thymus and marrow produce approximately 109 mature lymphocytes each day, which are then released into ... More

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