Introductory Immunology: Basic Concepts for Interdisciplinary Applications, Second Edition is a completely updated, revised and expanded resource on the immune system as a primary defense for the maintenance of health and homeostasis. The book highlights the components of the human immune system and how they work together to confer protection against pathogenic invaders. It also creates an understanding of the basis for clinical tests and immune therapeutics and their importance in identifying and treating disease states. This updated edition will strengthen the foundation required to understand the placement of immune function within clinical practice, thus allowing a basic platform to define therapeutic treatments.
- Creates appreciation for the components of the human immune system that work together to confer lifelong protection
- Provides core knowledge in immunology to build a foundation to explore mechanisms involved in clinical disease
- Breaks down all immunology concepts into manageable, logically digestible building blocks
- Geared toward readers without medical, biochemical or cellular expertise
- Includes a glossary that provides functional definitions of complex terms
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1. Overview of immune components 2. Host immune defenses 3. Systems and cells 4. Innate and adaptive components 5. Immune reactions 6. How we defend against infectious agents 7. Bacteria and mycobacteria 8. Viral agents 9. HIV/AIDS 10. Fungal and parasitic organisms 11. Basic disorders of immune function 12. Autoimmunities 13. Allergies, asthma, and endocrinology 14. Vaccines and Immunotherapy 15. How vaccines function 16. Vaccines: Truths and myths 17. Immunopharmacology 18. Immunity and aging 19. Cancer immunology 20. Natural defense against tumors 21. Cancers of the immune system 22. Transplantation
Jeffrey K. Actor, PhD is a professor and Medical Immunology Course Director in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Texas Health Center at Houston. Dr. Actor received his PhD from the University of Massachusetts. His research interests include examination of host immune responses during parasitic disease, understanding proinflammatory and regulatory cytokines during mycobacterial infections, vaccine development, and molecular mechanisms of Lactoferrin immunomodulation.