Cellular and Molecular Immunology / Edition 5by Abul K. Abbas, Andrew H. Lichtman, Jordan S. Pober, Andrew H. Lichtman
Pub. Date: 03/05/2003
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
This well known text describes the principles of basic and applied immunology, relying on classical experimental studies and clinical scenarios to highlight major concepts. The emphasis is on concepts and the book aims to synthesis the wealth of information cohesively. Medically relevant information is summarized and specialized information and modern technical approaches are summarised in `Boxes' for the reader who wishes to look at the topic in further depth.
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- Older Edition
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- 8.49(w) x 10.98(h) x 1.09(d)
Table of Contents
I. Introduction to Immunology. General Properties of Immune Responses. Cells and Tissues of the Immune System. II. Recognition of Antigens. Antibodies and Antigens. The Major Histocompatibility Complex. Antigen Processing and Presentation to Lymphocytes. Antigen Receptors and Accessory Molecules of T Lymphocytes. III. Maturation, Activation, and Regulation of Lymphocytes. Lymphocyte Maturation and Expression of Antigen Receptor Genes. Activation of T Lymphocytes. Activation of B Lymphocytes and Antibody Production. Immunological Tolerance. IV. Effector Mechanisms of Immune Responses. Cytokines. Innate Immunity. Cell-Mediated Immunity. Humoral Immunity. V. Immunity in Defence and Disease. Immunity to Microbes. Transplantation. Immunity to Tumors. Hypersensitivity Diseases and Autoimmunity. Immediate Hypersensitivity. Congenital and Acquired Immunodeficiencies.
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This book offers a concise review of immunology that is easy to read. The artwork is an essential part of the book, as it assists in explaining a complex subject. The authors do a nice job of mixing in clinically relevant facts and historical information that helps the reader understand key concepts.