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Basic Immunology. Functions and Disorders of the Immune System. Edition No. 6

  • ID: 4746043
  • Book
  • 336 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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Meticulously reviewed and updated for today's medical students, Basic Immunology, 6th Edition, is a concise text expertly written by the same distinguished author team as the best-selling, comprehensive text, Cellular and Molecular Immunology. This focused, easy-to-understand volume uses full-color illustrations and clinical images, useful tables, and practical features such as Summary Point boxes, end-of-chapter review questions, glossary terms, and clinical cases-all designed to help students master this complex topic in the most efficient, effective manner possible.
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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 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

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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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