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    DescriptionJaneway's Immunobiology is a textbook that introduces the immune system in all its aspects to undergraduates, and also provides a treatment of the subject that is comprehensive enough to be useful to graduate students interested in research, and to medical students focused on clinical applications. The Eighth Edition has been thoroughly revised and updated and is available in both print and e-book formats. Janeway's Immunobiology continues to set the standard for currency and authority with its clear writing style and organization, uniform art program, and scientific accuracy. It presents a consistent point of view throughout-that of the host's interaction with an environment containing many species of potentially harmful microorganisms. The full-color art program is conceptually coherent and illustrates the processes and mechanisms underlying the concepts in the text. The 16 chapters in this readable, accessible textbook are organized and presented in such a way as to help deliver a complete one-semester immunology course, beginning with innate immunity, then moving to adaptive immunity, and ending with applied clinical immunology. Discussion questions are provided at the end of Chapters 2 to 16. These questions can be used for review, or as the basis for discussion in class or in informal study groups. Summaries conclude each section and each chapter. As in previous editions, a caduceus icon in the margins indicates topics which are correlated to Case Studies in Immunology, Sixth Edition by Geha and Notarangelo. New in the Eighth Edition Innate immunity has been updated and expanded and is now presented in two separate chapters (Chapters 2 and 3), as well as being further emphasized in the rest of the textbook. Chapter 2 covers antimicrobial peptides and the complement system, and Chapter 3 deals with cellular innate receptors and cell-mediated innate immunity (e.g. TLRs, phagocytosis, NK cells, interferon production, innate-like lymphocytes). The section on complement has been reworked and reconceived-explaining the lectin pathway first-making it easier to teach by placing it into the context of innate recognition. Evolution is now incorporated throughout the text, helping students see similar strategies used by different organisms. The text and figures of Chapter 7 Signaling Through Immune System Receptors have been revised to present a cohesive synthesis of signaling for immunology, focusing on improved illustration of antigen recognition signaling and lymphocyte activation. Signaling through other receptors is dealt with wherever appropriate throughout the book. Updated chapter on B-cell immune responses (Chapter 10), especially on trafficking of B cells in peripheral lymphoid organs (e.g. lymph nodes) and the locations at which they encounter antigen. Coverage of mucosal immunity (Chapter 12) has been brought up to date, including responses to the commensal microbiota and the role of specialized dendritic cells and the regulatory T cells in maintaining tolerance to food antigens and commensal bacteria. Chapter 13, Failures of Host Defense Mechanisms, has been reorganized and revised to structure an understanding of primary immunodeficiencies in the context of developmental pathways. Chapter 16, Manipulation of the Immune Response, has been heavily revised to include a greater emphasis on clinical issues and a complete update of immunotherapeutics and vaccines. Many new and revised figures illustrate the processes and mechanisms underlying the concepts presented in the text. The icons used have been updated and expanded to incorporate a new emphasis on signaling pathways. New references have been added throughout the text.


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    Title
    Janeway's Immunobiology
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kenneth M. Murphy, By (author) Paul Travers, By (author) Mark Walport
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 888
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 1,723 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780815342434
    ISBN 10: 0815342438
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.1T
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 510
    DC22: 616.079
    BISAC V2.8: SCI045000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: MED044000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
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    BISAC V2.8: SCI008000
    DC22: 616.07/9
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    BIC subject category V2: MJCM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16790
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    LC classification: QR181 .J37 2012
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    DC23: 616.079
    Thema V1.0: MJCM
    Edition
    8, Revised
    Edition statement
    8th Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    599 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Inc
    Imprint name
    Garland Publishing Inc
    Publication date
    02 August 2011
    Publication City/Country
    CT
    Table of contents
    Part I: An Introduction to Immunobiology and Innate Immunity Chapter 1: Basic Concepts in Immunology Chapter 2: Innate Immunity: The First Lines of Defense Chapter 3: The Induced Responses of Innate Immunity Part II: The Recognition of Antigen Chapter 4: Antigen Recognition by B-cell and T-cell Receptors Chapter 5: The Generation of Lymphocyte Antigen Receptors Chapter 6: Antigen Presentation to T Lymphocytes Part III: The Development of Mature Lymphocyte Receptor Repertoires Chapter 7: Signaling Through Immune System Receptors Chapter 8: The Development and Survival of Lymphocytes Part IV: The Adaptive Immune Response Chapter 9: T Cell-Mediated Immunity Chapter 10: The Humoral Immune Response Chapter 11: Dynamics of Adaptive Immunity Chapter 12: The Mucosal Immune System Part V: The Immune System in Health and Disease Chapter 13: Failures of Host Defense Mechanisms Chapter 14: Allergy and Allergic Diseases Chapter 15: Autoimmunity and Transplantation Chapter 16: Manipulation of the Immune Response