For researchers and students in immunology, the first collection of protocols devoted entirely to the study of T cell receptor structures and genes. After reviewing the biology and genetics of alpha and beta chains, presents current methods for studying the receptors at the genomic, transcription, and expression level. The procedures are arranged in three columns sideways on the page (as the whole book is printed); notes indicate what part of the logic is being performed, comment on troubleshooting and pitfalls, and describe methods for validating each step; the third column is blank for reader's own notes. Includes a glossary without pronunciation. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.