High-Yield Immunology / Edition 2

High-Yield Immunology / Edition 2

by Arthur G. Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0781774691

ISBN-13: 9780781774697

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

This book extracts the most important information on immunology and presents it in a concise, uncluttered fashion to prepare students for USMLE. High-Yield™ means exactly that!

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Overview

This book extracts the most important information on immunology and presents it in a concise, uncluttered fashion to prepare students for USMLE. High-Yield™ means exactly that!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781774697
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Series:
High-Yield Series
Edition description:
Second
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Acknowledgmentsviii
1Overview1
ISynopsis1
IIConcerns in Medicine1
IIIHost-Parasite Equilibrium1
IVDevelopment of the Acquired Immune System2
VClonal Selection Theory4
2Antigens5
IDefinitions5
IIFactors Determining Antigenicity5
IIIExamples of Antigens5
3Innate Immunity7
IFundamental Characteristics7
IIDefensive Mechanisms7
IIIAcute Phase Response (APR)10
IVPathogen Recognition Systems10
4Antibodies13
IGeneral Properties13
IIIgG15
IIIIgM17
IVIgA17
VIgE19
VIIgD19
5Immunogenetics20
IGenetic Control of Immunoglobulin Chain Synthesis20
IIGenetic Control of Human Leukocyte Antigens (HLAs)20
IIIGenetic Control of the T-Cell Antigenic Receptor (TCR)24
6Immunologic Assays26
IOverview26
IIProtection Tests26
IIIAgglutination Tests26
IVPrecipitation Reactions27
VComplement Fixation29
VIFluorescent Antibody31
VIIWestern Blot31
VIIICell Counting and Flow Cytometry31
IXReverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)34
XDNA Microarrays34
7The Immune Response35
IHumoral Immunity35
IICell-Mediated Immunity (CMI)39
8Signal Transduction in Immune Cells43
IEffective Immune Responses Require Communication Between a Wide Range of Cell Types43
IIReceptor Architecture and Fundamental Characteristics44
IIISignaling Molecules48
IVPathways49
9Inflammation53
IIntroduction53
IIInflammation Process53
IIIKinetics55
IVMediators of Inflammation55
10Hypersensitivity Diseases59
IOverview59
IIAnaphylaxis (Type I) Reactions59
IIICell Surface Antigen-Antibody (Ag-Ab) Cytotoxicity (Type II) Reactions62
IVAntigen-Antibody (Ag-Ab) Complex (Type III) Reactions63
VDelayed-Type Hypersensitivity (Type IV) Reactions65
11Immunodeficiency Diseases66
IOverview66
IIDevelopmental Immunodeficiency Disorders66
IIIAcquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)68
IVCytokine and Chemokine Deficiencies70
VSenescence (Aging) of the Immune Response70
12Autoimmune Disorders71
IOverview71
IIImmunoregulation Breakdown71
IIISystemic Autoimmune Disorders72
IVOrgan-Specific Autoimmune Disorders73
13Immunologic Aspects of Transplantation76
IHistocompatibility76
IIComplications of Organ Transplantation77
IIIImmunosuppression78
14Cancer Immunology80
IDefinition80
IIOncogenes80
IIICancer and the Immune System80
IVCancer Immunotherapy81
15Immunization83
IOverview83
IISpecific Vaccines84
IIIAdjuvants88
Study Questions and Answers89

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