Basic Immunology. Functions and Disorders of the Immune System. Edition No. 5

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  • Book
  • 352 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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In this updated edition of Basic Immunology, the authors continue to deliver a clear, modern introduction to immunology, making this the obvious choice for today's busy students. Their experience as teachers, course directors, and lecturers helps them to distill the core information required to understand this complex field. Through the use of high-quality illustrations, relevant clinical cases, and concise, focused text, it's a perfectly accessible introduction to the workings of the human immune system.
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1 INTRODUCTION TO THE IMMUNE SYSTEM,

Nomenclature, General Properties, and Components

2 INNATE IMMUNITY,

The Early Defense Against Infections

3 ANTIGEN CAPTURE AND PRESENTATION TO LYMPHOCYTES,

What Lymphocytes See

4 ANTIGEN RECOGNITION IN THE ADAPTIVE IMMUNE SYSTEM,

Structure of Lymphocyte Antigen Receptors and Development of Immune Repertoires

5 T CELL-MEDIATED IMMUNITY,

Activation of T Lymphocytes by Cell-Associated Antigens

6 EFFECTOR MECHANISMS OF T CELL-MEDIATED IMMUNITY,

Functions of T Cells in Host Defense

7 HUMORAL IMMUNE RESPONSES,

Activation of B Lymphocytes and Production of Antibodies

8 EFFECTOR MECHANISMS OF HUMORAL IMMUNITY,

Elimination of Extracellular Microbes and Toxins

9 IMMUNOLOGICAL TOLERANCE AND AUTOIMMUNITY,

Self-Nonself Discrimination in the Immune System and Its Failure

10 IMMUNE RESPONSES AGAINST TUMORS AND TRANSPLANTS,

Immunity to Noninfectious Transformed and Foreign Cells

11 HYPERSENSITIVITY,

Disorders Caused by Immune Responses

12 CONGENITAL AND ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCIES,

Diseases Caused by Defective Immunity

SELECTED READINGS,

APPENDIX I,

Glossary

APPENDIX II,

Cytokines

APPENDIX III,

Principal Features of Selected CD Molecules

APPENDIX IV,

Clinical Cases

INDEX,
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Abbas, Abul K. Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California.

Abul K. Abbas, MBBS, Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Lichtman, Andrew H. H. Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

Pillai, Shiv Professor of Medicine and Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School, Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, MIT and Harvard, Boston, Massachusetts.
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