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CALL FOR VOTES: bionet.immunology

David Kristofferson kristoff at genbank.bio.net
Wed May 20 23:41:46 EST 1992

Discussion (such as it was 8-) is now closed on bionet.immunology.  No
revisions were proposed to the charter so it remains as follows:


Discussion leader:      Donald R. Forsdyke
                        Department of Biochemistry,
                        Queen's University,
                        Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L3N6

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
   Signal transduction pathways
   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?


Voting is now open on bionet.immunology and will run through June 19th
inclusive.  Please send your vote to any of the following addresses:

Address                               Location        Network
-------                               --------        -------
biovote at daresbury.ac.uk               U.K.            JANET
biovote at genbank.bio.net               U.S.A.          Internet/BITNET
biovote at irlearn.ucd.ie                Ireland         EARN/BITNET

Your vote should contain a single line:

YES on bionet.immunology

if you favor creation of the newsgroup or

NO on bionet.immunology

if you think that the creation of this newsgroup will adversely affect
the BIOSCI system.  If you are simply not interested in participating
in this newsgroup, please don't cast a NO vote, but instead just don't
vote at all.

The newsgroup proposal must receive at least 80 YES votes to pass and
the number of YES votes must be greater than the number of NO votes by
at least 40.  Discussion of the newsgroup proposal is now closed and
we strongly discourage posting any messages in other forums about the
fact that a CALL FOR VOTES has been issued.


				Dave Kristofferson
				GenBank Manager

				kristoff at genbank.bio.net

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