Molecular Biology and Evolution of Blood Group and MHC Antigens in Primates by Antoine BlancherMolecular Biology and Evolution of Blood Group and MHC Antigens in Primates by Antoine Blancher

Molecular Biology and Evolution of Blood Group and MHC Antigens in Primates

byAntoine BlancherEditorJan Klein, Wladyslaw W. Socha

Paperback | January 21, 2013

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Zoologists have categorized primates into a single order, and no one doubts today that they share a common ancestry. Humans and Old and New World non­ human primate species, from the lemurs of Madagascar to the African anthro­ poid apes, represent diverging branches of an evolutionary common trunk. Along with species-specific characters, all primates have retained a number of ancestral traits, relics of their common origin. The comparative study of these species-specific and ancestral traits makes it possible to reconstruct the evolu­ tionary pathways of humans and nonhuman primates. The discovery of the human blood groups and, later, of the Major Histocom­ patibility Complex (MHC) had a seminal effect on the field of human genetics, providing the first sound examples of mendel ian polymorphisms. The use of blood group and MHC alleles as genetic markers in biological anthropology gen­ erated a conceptual revolution and persuaded researchers to begin to think in terms of populations and not only intems of typology. The counterparts of these human red and white cell antigens were found and studied in nunhuman primates, and progress in this field is summarized in this book.
Title:Molecular Biology and Evolution of Blood Group and MHC Antigens in PrimatesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:570 pagesPublished:January 21, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9783642638435

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Table of Contents

I Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Primates.- 1 Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Primates.- II Red Blood Cell Antigens.- 1 Introduction.- 2 The ABO, Hh and Lewis Blood Group in Humans and Nonhuman Primates.- 3 The MNSs Blood Group System Serology and Formal Genetics.- Molecular Biology of Glycophorins in Humans and Nonhuman Primates.- 4 The Rhesus System.- 5 The Duffy Blood Group System and Its Extensions in Nonhuman Primates.- 6 The ?-Galactosyl Epitope (Gal?1-3Gal?1-4G1cNAc-R) and the Natural Anti-Gal Antibody.- 7 Simian-Type Blood Groups of Nonhuman Primates.- 8 Blood Group Antigens as Receptors for Pathogens.- 9 Evolution of Blood Group Antigen Polymorphism.- III Major Histocompatibility.- 1 Geography and History of the Genes in the Human MHC: Can We Predict MHC Organization in Nonhuman Primates?.- 2 Class I Genes in Nonhuman Primates.- 3 Mhc Class II Genes of Nonhuman Primates The DR Loci.- Evolution of Length Variation in the Primate Mhc-DR Subregion.- The DQ Loci.- Nonhuman Primate Mhc-DP Genes.- The DM and DN/DO Loci.- 4 The Primate Class III Major Histocompatibility Complex Region Encoding Complement Components and Other Genes.- 5 Mhc Genes, Immune Response, and Vaccines.- 6 MHC and Disease Associations in Nonhuman Primates.- 7 Nonhuman Primate MHC Class I Sequences, 1997.- 8 Nonhuman Primate MHC Class II Sequences: A Compilation.- 9 Nomenclature for the Major Histocompatibility Complexes and Alleles of Different Nonhuman Primate Species.

Editorial Reviews

"The extensive list of references, MHC nucleotide sequences of nonhuman primates, and numerous tables and figures make this a valuable handbook for experts in the field of nonhuman primates. It also provides a comprehensive review of human blood and MHC antigens for clinicians in the fields of hematology, transplantation and transfusion medicine." International Journal of Hematology