Encyclopedia of Immunobiology

Encyclopedia of Immunobiology

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Encyclopedia of Immunobiology provides the largest integrated source of immunological knowledge currently available. It consists of broad ranging, validated summaries on all of the major topics in the field as written by a team of leading experts. The large number of topics covered is relevant to a wide range of scientists working on experimental and clinical immunology, microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, veterinary science, physiology, and hematology.

The book is built in thematic sections that allow readers to rapidly navigate around related content. Specific sections focus on basic, applied, and clinical immunology. The structure of each section helps readers from a range of backgrounds gain important understanding of the subject.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 3126 pages
  • 216 x 286 x 203.2mm | 10,115.11g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 012374279X
  • 9780123742797
  • 94,450

Table of contents

Volume 1: Development and phylogeny of the Immune System, edited by Wayne Hein, John R. Gordon, Cynthia J. Guidos and Antonius Rolink

Myeloid and B cell development
Development of T cells and innate lymphoid cells
Cells of the innate immune system
Phylogeny of the immune system

Volume 2: Molecular Immunology, edited by Marco Colonna, Tim Elliott, Alberto Mantovani and Alberto Martin

Structure and function of diversifying receptors
MHC structure and function
Molecular aspects of innate immunity
Cytokines and their receptors

Volume 3: Activation of the Immune System, edited by Anthony DeFranco, Masayuki Miyasaka and Tim Mosmann

Signal transduction
B cell activation
T cell activation
Anatomy and Microanatomy of the immune system

Volume 4: Immunity to pathogens and tumors, edited by Christine A. Biron, Olivera J. Finn and Paul Kaye

Immunity to bacterial, parasitic and fungal infections
Immunity to viral infections
Tumor immunology

Volume 5: Physiology and immune system dysfunction, edited by Marina Cavazzana, Anne Cooke and Michael J. H. Ratcliffe

Physiology of the immune system
Immune deficiency
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About Michael J H Ratcliffe

Professor Michael Ratcliffe trained in the United Kingdom, receiving his B.Sc. from the University of Glasgow and his Ph.D. from University College London. After holding positions at the Basel Institute for Immunology and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in London, he was recruited to McGill University, Montreal. In 2001 Dr. Ratcliffe moved to the University of Toronto as Chair of the Department of Immunology, a position he held until 2012. He was then appointed Vice-Provost and Dean of Trinity College in the University of Toronto. Dr. Ratcliffe is a former President of the Canadian Society for Immunology and the Canadian Federation of Biological Societies and currently serves on the Council of the International Union of Immunology Societies. His research is focussed on the development of B cells and he has actively been engaged in teaching many aspects of Immunobiology at the undergraduate and graduate level for more than 30 years.
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