Immunology. A Short Course. 7th Edition

  • ID: 3060297
  • Book
  • 432 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Immunology: A Short Course, Seventh Edition introduces all the critical topics of modern immunology in a clear and succinct yet comprehensive fashion. The authors offer uniquely–balanced coverage of classical and contemporary approaches and basic and clinical aspects. The strength of Immunology: A Short Course is in providing a complete review of modern immunology without the burden of excessive data or theoretical discussions. Each chapter is divided into short, self–contained units that address key topics, illustrated by uniformly drawn, full–color illustrations and photographs.

This new edition of Immunology: A Short Course:
Has been fully revised and updated, with a brand new art program to help reinforce learning
Includes a new chapter on Innate Immunity to reflect the growth in knowledge in this area
Highlights important therapeutic successes resulting from targeted antibody therapies
Includes end of chapter summaries and review questions, a companion website at [external URL] featuring interactive flashcards, USMLE–style interactive MCQs, figures as PowerPoint slides, and case–based material to help understand clinical applications

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1 OVERVIEW OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM, 1

2 INNATE IMMUNITY, 11

3 ADAPTIVE IMMUNITY, 26

4 IMMUNOGENS AND ANTIGENS, 35

5 ANTIBODY STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION, 47

6 ANTIGEN ANTIBODY INTERACTIONS, IMMUNE ASSAYS, AND EXPERIMENTAL SYSTEMS, 67

7 THE GENETIC BASIS OF ANTIBODY STRUCTURE, 88

8 BIOLOGY OF THE B LYMPHOCYTE, 100

9 HOW T CELLS RECOGNIZE ANTIGEN: THE ROLE OF THE MAJOR HISTOCOMPATIBILITY COMPLEX, 117

10 BIOLOGY OF THE T LYMPHOCYTE, 137 CONTENTS IN BRIEF

11 ACTIVATION AND FUNCTION OF T CELLS, 153

12 CYTOKINES, 176

13 TOLERANCE AND AUTOIMMUNITY, 194

14 COMPLEMENT, 217

15 HYPERSENSITIVITY: TYPE I, 233

16 HYPERSENSITIVITY: TYPES II AND III, 249

17 HYPERSENSITIVITY: TYPE IV, 259

18 IMMUNODEFICIENCY DISORDERS AND NEOPLASIAS OF THE LYMPHOID SYSTEM, 268

19 TRANSPLANTATION, 298

20 TUMOR IMMUNOLOGY, 312

21 RESISTANCE AND IMMUNIZATION TO INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 32

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