Basic Immunology : Functions and Disorders of the Immune System
Concise, clinically focused content is logically organized by mechanism for efficient mastery of the material.
Features an appendix of clinical cases and CD molecules.
Includes numerous full-color illustrations, useful tables, and chapter outlines.
Focus questions within each chapter are ideal for self-assessment and review.
Key points bolded throughout the text make it easy to locate important information.
Presents information in a format and style that maximizes usefulness to students and teachers studying medicine, allied health fields, and biology.
Fully updated content equips you with the latest relevant advances in immunology.
Revised and updated artwork enhances your visual learning of important principles and reduces the excessive factual details found in larger textbooks.
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- Paperback | 352 pages
- 191 x 235 x 15.24mm | 725.75g
- 21 Dec 2015
- Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
- Philadelphia, United States
- 5th Revised edition
- Approx. 185 illustrations (185 in full color)
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Table of contents
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
Disorders Caused by Immune Responses
12 CONGENITAL AND ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCIES,
Diseases Caused by Defective Immunity
Principal Features of Selected CD Molecules
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