Immunology: An Illustrated Outline

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The 4th Edition of this pocket-sized, illustrated dictionary offers a concise, evidence-based approach to the immune system. The book divides the subject into five easy-to-review sections: The Immune System, Antigen Recognition, Immune Responses, Immunopathology, and Immunological Techniques. Each of these sections is then sub-divided into short, paragraphs that define key terms and concepts. Fifty new immunological definitions in the Index of Terms, in addition to newly updated definitions and vocabulary, ...

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Overview

The 4th Edition of this pocket-sized, illustrated dictionary offers a concise, evidence-based approach to the immune system. The book divides the subject into five easy-to-review sections: The Immune System, Antigen Recognition, Immune Responses, Immunopathology, and Immunological Techniques. Each of these sections is then sub-divided into short, paragraphs that define key terms and concepts. Fifty new immunological definitions in the Index of Terms, in addition to newly updated definitions and vocabulary, reflect the many advances in the field. Readers will appreciate the highly organized, cross-referenced approach that allows them to master key concepts.

• Lists core terms and concepts that are followed by short, straightforward definitions.

• Amplifies the text with simple color diagrams and illustrations and cross-referencing between definitions.

• Offers easy and rapid access to straightforward, easily understood definitions in the Index of Terms.

• Provides three updated and reorganized sections: Antigen Recognition, Immune Responses, and Immunopathology.

• Adds 50 new definitions to the Index of Terms that reflect the rapid developments in the field, and updates all others.

• Enhances terminology with 12 new color illustrations adapted by the author from his interactive CD-ROMs.

The book contains color illustrations.

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“The interspersion of both photographs and cartoon images brings significant clarity to the subject. Material is timely, with such subjects as cytokine and chemokine regulation of cell development, often a confusing topic for those less interested in the molecular regulation of cell function, explained in a clear manner…a well-written, colorful synopsis of immunology for anyone with some knowledge of the subject. The guide would serve as an excellent supplement for an immunology course.”--CHOICE
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815345015
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/1/2013
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 146
  • Sales rank: 712,532
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

How to Use this Book
Acknowledgements
Index of Terms
1 The immune system
Introduction 2
Lymphocytes 4
NK cells 8
Markers 9
Antigen-presenting cells 12
Phagocytes and auxiliary cells 14
Lymphoid system 16
Leucocyte development 18
Thymus 20
T-cell development 21
Lymph nodes 22
Spleen 24
GALT (gut-associated lymphoid tissue) 25
2 Antigen recognition
Antigen receptors 26
Antibody structure 28
Antibody - structural variations 30
Antibody functions 32
Antibody genes 34
Antibody fragments 38
Antigens 39
Antigen/antibody interactions 40
T-cell antigen receptor (TCR) 42
T-cell receptor genes 43
MHC molecules 44
MHC genes 46
3 Immune responses
Adaptive and innate immunity 48
Antibody response 50
Cell cooperation 52
Antigen presentation 54
T-cell activation 58
B-cell activation 60
Cytokines 62
Cytokine receptors 66
Phagocytosis 67
Toll-like receptors 72
Receptors on myeloid cells 73
Complement receptors 74
Fc receptors 75
Cytotoxicity 76
Inflammation 79
Mechanisms of cell migration 82
Chemokines and chemokine receptors 86
Complement 88
Immunoregulation 92
Genetic polymorphism in the immune response 96
Immunosuppression 98
Immunopotentiation 99
Tolerance 100
4 Immunopathology
Immunodeficiency 102
Transplantation 106
MHC disease associations 108
MHC typing 110
Transgenic mice 111
Animal models and mutant strains 112
Autoimmune disease 114
Hypersensitivity 116
Type I (immediate) hypersensitivity 118
Type II (antibody-mediated) hypersensitivity 120
Type III (immune complex-mediated) hypersensitivity 122
Type IV (delayed) hypersensitivity (DTH) 124
5 Immunological techniques
Assays for antigen and antibody 126
Isolation of cells 136
Clones and cell lines 138
Cellular functions 140
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