Encyclopedia of Immunology
This is a distillation of current immunological knowledge covering cellular, molecular, biochemical, genetic and technical aspects of the subject. It also provides information on related areas, including microbiology, virology and parasitology. Entries are included on all diseases affecting the immune system (HIV and primary and secondary immunodeficiencies), and autoimmune diseases (insulin dependent diabetes, mellitus, myasthenia gravis and rheumatoid arthritis). Other topics covered include the immune response to bacterial, viral and parasitic infections, and the therapeutic manipulation of the immune system.
- Hardback | 1920 pages
- 228.6 x 285.75 x 25.4mm | 5,715.23g
- 01 Jul 1992
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
Table of contents
Allergic responses; anatomy of the immune system; antibodies; antigens; autoimmune diseases and immunodeficiencies; lymphocytes - activation and role in the immune response; bacterial, viral and fungal pathogens - infection and immunity; cell surface molecules; cells of the immune and haematopoietic systems; complement pathway; cytokines, growth factors, interferons and hormones; drugs affecting immune responses; effects of nutrients, metals and environmental factors on the immune system; immune response to tumors; immune systems of organisms other than man or mouse; immunogenetics; infections of human organs and organ systems; inflammatory response; laboratory animals and experimental models of disease; major histocompatibiliy complex in man and mouse; mononuclear cells - activation and role in the immune response; parasites - infection and immunity; polyclonal activators of the immune system; signal transducers, regulation of the immune response; T lymphocytes - activation and role in the immune response; techniques used in the study of the immune response or using immune reagents; transplantation, entries; vaccination.