The Generation of Diversity
Clonal Selection Theory and the Rise of Molecular Immunology
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Generation of Diversity by Scott H. Podolsky
Book DescriptionIn recent decades immunology has been one of the most successful fields of biomedical research. Between the 1970s and late 1990s, immunologists have acquired a detailed understanding of the immune system's unique recognition mechanism and of the cellular and chemical means used to destroy or neutralize invading organisms. This understanding has been formulated in terms of the clonal selection theory, the dominant explanation of immune behaviour. That story is the subject of this book. A major problem for immunologists had long been to determine how cells of the immune system could produce millions of distinct antibodies and produce them on demand. The clonal selection theory explains that cells with genetic instructions to produce each antibody exist in the body in small numbers until exposure to the right molecule, the antigen, triggers the selective cloning that will reproduce exactly the cell needed. But how can so many different antibody-producing cells be generated from such limited genetic material? The solution to this question came from new applications of molecular biology, and, as the authors argue, the impact of the new techniques changed both the methods and the concepts of immunology. The book aims to present an intellectual history of the major theoretical problem in immunology and its resolution in the post World War II period. It should provide for immunologists essential background for understanding the conceptual conflicts occurring in the field today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674001824
(227mm x 149mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 23-May-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Scott H. Podolsky
Scott H. Podolsky is a First-Year Resident in Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Alfred I. Tauber is Professor of Medicine and Philosophy and Director at the Center for Philosophy and History of Science, Boston University. He is the author of The Immune Self: Theory or Metaphor? and coauthor of Metchnikoff and the Origins of Immunology.
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