PLEASE POST TO A MORE SUITABLE GROUP

FORSDYKE at QUCDN.QueensU.CA FORSDYKE at QUCDN.QueensU.CA
Thu Feb 8 17:54:11 EST 1996


We are getting complaints about considerable amounts of non-immunological stuff
on this bulletin board. We would like to continue without the necessity of
appointing a moderator. So PLEASE only post here if your topic is relevent.
I append below the original Charter of Bionet.immunology.

                                   Sincerely, Don Forsdyke
                                              Discussion Leader

CHARTER:

Topics of interest would be:

   Mechanism of self/not-self discrimination
   Evolution and role of MHC polymorphism
   Two signal hypotheses
   Education of T cells
   Education of B cells
   T cell and B cell cooperation
   G0/G1 switch to activate ICCs (immunologically competent cells)
   Mechanisms of ICC deletion or suppression
   T cell receptors
   B cell receptors
   Lymphokines
   Signal transduction pathways
   Complement
   Parasite strategies to avoid the immune response
   Why does not a placental mammal not reject the fetal "graft"
   Relationship of heat-shock response to intracellular self discrimination
   Mechanism of action of cyclosporine
   The acute phase response
   Role of fever in infections- positive or negative?
   Etc.





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