Cellular and Molecular Immunology: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access / Edition 6

Cellular and Molecular Immunology: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access / Edition 6

by Abul K. Abbas, Andrew H. Lichtman, Shiv Pillai
     
 

ISBN-10: 1416031227

ISBN-13: 9781416031222

Pub. Date: 06/22/2007

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

An exceptionally lucid guide to the latest immunology concepts! Through five best-selling editions, readers worldwide have appreciated this book's in-depth yet straightforward, richly illustrated approach to this complex subject. Now, sweeping updates incorporate the latest discoveries about innate immunity, the organization of lymphoid organs, and many other

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An exceptionally lucid guide to the latest immunology concepts! Through five best-selling editions, readers worldwide have appreciated this book's in-depth yet straightforward, richly illustrated approach to this complex subject. Now, sweeping updates incorporate the latest discoveries about innate immunity, the organization of lymphoid organs, and many other cutting-edge topics. Plus, online access via STUDENT CONSULT makes this an even more powerful learning resource!

• Clearly explains the experimental observations that form the basis for the science of immunology at the molecular, cellular, and whole-organism levels-and the conclusions that can be drawn from those observations.
• Highlights the implications of immunologic science for the management of human disease, emphasizing the clinical relevance of the material.

• Innate immunity chapter has been increased and moved to the beginning of the book to reflect how this area is newly recognized as a critical part of immunology.
• New material has been added on: - recognition of microbial products by cytoplasmic and membrane sensors - intricate organization of lymphoid tissues - functional heterogeneity of subsets of dendritic cells and lymphocytes - roles of regulatory cells and inhibitory pathways in immune regulation.
• Provides a wealth of excellent full-color photographs and illustrations that enable you to visualize immunologic processes quickly.
• Includes highlighted "take-home messages" that make it easy to review key information.
• Image Collection on Evolve

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416031222
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
06/22/2007
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
572
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Section I. Introduction to the Immune System

Chapter 1. Properties and Overview of Immune Responses

Chapter 2. Innate Immunity

Chapter 3. Cells and Tissues of the Adaptive Immune System

Section II. Recognition of Antigens

Chapter 4. Antibodies and Antigens

Chapter 5. The Major Histocompatibility Complex

Chapter 6. Antigen Processing and Presentation to T Lymphocytes

Chapter 7. Antigen Receptors and Accessory Molecules of T Lymphocytes

Section III. Maturation, Activation and Regulation of Lymphocytes

Chapter 8. Lymphocyte Development and the Rearrangement and Expression of Antigen Receptor Genes

Chapter 9. Activation of T Lymphocytes

Chapter 10. B Cell Activation and Antibody Production

Chapter 11. Immunologic Tolerance

Section IV. Effector Mechanisms of Immune Responses

Chapter 12. Cytokines

Chapter 13. Effector Mechanisms of Cell-Mediated Immunity

Chapter 14. Effector Mechanisms of Humoral Immunity

Section V. The Immune System in Defense and Disease

Chapter 15. Immunity to Microbes

Chapter 16. Transplantation Immunology

Chapter 17. Immunity to Tumors

Chapter 18. Diseases Caused by Immune Responses: Hypersensitivity and Autoimmunity

Chapter 19. Immediate Hypersensitivity

Chapter 20. Congenital and Acquired Immunodeficiencies

Appendix I: Glossary

Appendix II: Principal Features of Selected CD Molecules

Appendix III: Laboratory Techniques Commonly Used in Immunology

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