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Overview

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.

The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Immunology is a hard subject. This book makes it easy! There are many drawings, and this really makes it easier to understand. Also, the authors have made a genius thing by starting the paragraphs with a bolded text giving just the information one need to get an overview. The summaries are good, giving the reader a possibility to get familiar with the chapter before reading it." Medical Student, University of Bergen, Norway

"What we know about the immune system is constantly changing and books are often lacking new details even before they are printed. Dr. Abbas, as senior editor, has made a serious attempt to incorporate this growing body of knowledge in this book. Those who already own the sixth edition might not want to invest in this update, but for those working with the 5th edition or earlier, this may be a good time to upgrade.

Although it is intended for a basic immunology course for medical students, graduate students and dental students could easily make good use of it.

As always Dr. Abbas and his coeditors have provided an excellent source of information about the immune system. The book is readable and the figures illustrate concepts very nicely." - Marion C. Cohen, PhD(University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-NJMS), Doody’s Review

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Reviewer: Marion C. Cohen, PhD (SUNY Downstate Medical Center)
Description: This is an updated version of a well-received basic immunologic textbook. Both text and figures have been significantly refined over the years since the first edition was published. The previous edition was published in 2007.
Purpose: What we know about the immune system is constantly changing and books are often lacking new details even before they are printed. Dr. Abbas, as senior editor, has made a serious attempt to incorporate this growing body of knowledge in this book. Those who already own the sixth edition might not want to invest in this update, but for those working with the 5th edition or earlier, this may be a good time to upgrade.
Audience: Although it is intended for a basic immunology course for medical students, graduate students and dental students could easily make good use of it. Moreover, physicians who are less than familiar with current immunological concepts would find it a helpful resource.
Features: The book covers the subjects that are considered to be part of a basic immunology course. Each section clearly identifies concepts that are considered "take-home messages." Information designated as "in depth" is found in clearly marked boxes. The first-rate illustrations are available to instructors to use in their presentations. Important points are presented in summary form at the end of each chapter. Purchase of the book entitles the buyer to online access to Student Consult. The only area that is lacking depth is the information on the mucosal immune system, which has recently started to receive greater attention. No doubt the next edition will present greater detail on this aspect of immunology.
Assessment: As always Dr. Abbas and his coeditors have provided an excellent source of information about the immune system. The book is readable and the figures illustrate concepts very nicely. Several other textbooks convey the same sort of information and it is not always clear why a course director would choose one over another. Nonetheless, once again, this one is a winner.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416023890
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/11/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Abul K. Abbas, MBBS, Chairman Department of Pathology, UCSF School of Medicine,San Francisco, CA

Andrew H. Lichtman, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Jordan S. Pober, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology, Immunobiology, and Dermatology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction to Immunology

1. General Properties of Immune Response

2. Cells and Tissues of the Immune System

II. Recognition of Antigens

3. Antibodies and Antigens

4. The major Histocompatibility Complex

5. Antigen Processing and Presentation to T Lymphocytes

6. Antigen Receptors and Accessory Molecules of T Lymphocytes

III. Maturation, Activation, and Regulation of Lymphocytes

7. Lymphocyte Maturation and Expression of Antigen Receptor Genes

8. Activation of T Lymphocytes

9. B Cell Activation and Antibody Production

10. Immunologic Tolerance

IV. Effector Mechanisms of Immune Responses

11. Cytokines

12. Innate Immunity

13. Effector Mechanisms of Cell-Mediated Immunity

14. Effector Mechanisms of Humoral Immunity

15. Immunity of Microbes

V. The Immune System in Disease

16. Transplantation Immunology

17. Immunity to Tumors

18. Diseases Caused by Immune Responses: Hypersensitivity and Autoimmunity

19. Immediate Hypersensitivity

20. Congenital and Acquired Immunodeficiencies

Appendix I: Glossary

Appendix II: Principal Features of CD Molecules

Appendix III: Laboratory Techniques Commonly Used in Immunology

Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2005

    THE BOOK

    believe me , this book is a real gem.it covers all the relevant information you need as a STUDENT in medical school. immunology is a part of biochem , microbio , path , pharma - all basic sciences . this book covers all from cytokines to cells. what i particularly liked about the book was its diagrams and tables . in fact they are so self-explanatory that you near the exam just need to see them. i wonder why dr. abbas changed his immunology presentation in robbins ? but nevertheless he has produced a marvel .

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