[Frontiers in Bioscience 1, d318-323, October 1, 1996]
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CAVEAT LECTOR



THE IMMUNE SYSTEM: A LOOK FROM A DISTANCE

Melvin Cohn and Rodney E. Langman

The Salk Institute, P.O. Box 85800, San Diego, California, 92186-5800

Received 8/15/96; Accepted 9/9/96; On-line 10/1/96

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Abstract
2. Introduction
3. The decision pathways of an immune response
4. The S-NS discrimination in a nutshell
5. The essence of the humoral response, the concept of a protecton
5.1. Some consequences of Protecton theory
5.2. The primary repertoire and the pathogenic universe
6. The class of the response (Decision 2), an unresolved question
7. Thinking about the immune system
8. Acknowledgments
9. References
10. Entire manuscript