Basic Immunology: Functions and Disorders of the Immune System / Edition 2by Abul K. Abbas, Andrew H. Lichtman
Pub. Date: 01/19/2004
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
The 2nd edition of this popular text emphasizes the fundamental concepts and principles of human immunology that students need to know, without overwhelming them with extraneous material. It leads the reader to a firm understanding of basic principles, using full-color illustrations; short, easy-to-read chapters; color tables that summarize key information clinical
The 2nd edition of this popular text emphasizes the fundamental concepts and principles of human immunology that students need to know, without overwhelming them with extraneous material. It leads the reader to a firm understanding of basic principles, using full-color illustrations; short, easy-to-read chapters; color tables that summarize key information clinical cases; and much more—all in a conveniently sized volume that's easy to carry. The New Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the many advances that are expanding our understanding of the field.
• Presents all of the most important principles that govern the function of the immune system.
• Extrapolates key concepts from the vast amount of experimental data that has emerged.
• Focuses on cellular interactions in immune responses rather than describing in detail many of the underlying biochemical and molecular mechanisms.
• Emphasizes immune responses in human rather than experimental animals, drawing upon parallels with experimental situations only when necessary.
• Uses clear, crisp illustrations, diagrams, figures, charts and tables to highlight important principles.
• Illustrates how the principles of immunology may be applied to common human diseases through clinical cases in the Appendix.
• Features an easy-to-read layout; summarizes chapter content in bulleted lists accompanied by review questions; and offers a list of selected readings.
• all of the scientific advances that are expanding the knowledge base in this rapidly evolving field.
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- 7.58(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.50(d)
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to the Immune System
The Nomenclature, General Properties, and Components of the Immune System
Chapter 2: Innate Immunity
The Early Defense Against Infections
Chapter 3: Antigen Capture and Presentation to Lymphocytes
What Lymphocytes See
Chapter 4: Antigen Recognition in the Adaptive Immune System
Structure of Lymphocyte Antigen Receptors and the Development of Immune Repertoires
Chapter 5: Cell-Mediated Immune Responses
Activation of T Lymphocytes by Cell-Associated Microbes
Chapter 6: Effector Mechanisms of Cell-Mediated Immunity
Eradication of Intracellular Microbes
Chapter 7: Humoral Immune Responses
Activation of B Lymphocytes and Production of Antibodies
Chapter 8: Effector Mechanisms of Humoral Immunity
The Elimination of Extracellular Microbes and Toxins
Chapter 9: Immunologic Tolerance and Autoimmunity
Self-Nonself Discrimination in the Immune System and Its Failure
Chapter 10: Immune Responses Against Tumors and Transplants
Immunity to Noninfectious Transformed and Foreign Cells
Chapter 11: Hypersensitivity Diseases
Disorders Caused by Immune Responses
Chapter 12: Congenital and Acquired Immunodeficiencies
Diseases Caused by Defective Immune Responses
Appendix I: Principal Features of CD Molecules
Appendix II: Glossary
Appendix III: Clinical Cases
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