Basic Immunology: Functions and Disorders of the Immune System / Edition 1

Basic Immunology: Functions and Disorders of the Immune System / Edition 1

by Abul K. Abbas, Andrew H. Lichtman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0721693164

ISBN-13: 9780721693163

Pub. Date: 05/01/2001

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

BASIC IMMUNOLOGY emphasizes the fundamental concepts and principles of human immunology that students need to know, without overwhelming them with extraneous material. This entirely new book leads the reader to a firm understanding of basic principles in the field, using full-color illustrations; short, easy-to-read chapters; numerous color tables that summarize

Overview

BASIC IMMUNOLOGY emphasizes the fundamental concepts and principles of human immunology that students need to know, without overwhelming them with extraneous material. This entirely new book leads the reader to a firm understanding of basic principles in the field, using full-color illustrations; short, easy-to-read chapters; numerous color tables that summarize key information; clinical cases; and much more — all in a conveniently sized volume that's easier to carry and refer to than a larger, exhaustive text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780721693163
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
05/01/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Immune System: The Nomenclature, General Properties, and Components of the Immune System     1
Innate Immunity: The Early Defense Against Infections     23
Antigen Capture and Presentation to Lymphocytes: What Lymphocytes See     45
Antigen Recognition in the Adaptive Immune System: Structure of Lymphocyte Antigen Receptors and the Development of Immune Repertoires     67
Cell-Mediated Immune Responses: Activation of T Lymphocytes by Cell-Associated Microbes     89
Effector Mechanisms of Cell-Mediated Immunity: Eradication of Intracellular Microbes     113
Humoral Immune Responses: Activation of B Lymphocytes and Production of Antibodies     131
Effector Mechanisms of Humoral Immunity: The Elimination of Extracellular Microbes and Toxins     153
Immunological Tolerance and Autoimmunity: Self-Nonself Discrimination in the Immune System and Its Failure     173
Immune Responses Against Tumors and Transplants: Immunity to Noninfectious Transformed and Foreign Cells     189
Hypersensitivity: Disorders Caused by Immune Responses     205
Congenital and Acquired Immunodeficiencies: Diseases Caused by Defective Immune Responses     223
Suggested Readings     239
Glossary     245
Principal Features of CD Molecules     273
Clinical Cases     283
Index     293

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