Immunology: An Illustrated Outline / Edition 3

Immunology: An Illustrated Outline / Edition 3

by David Male
     
 

ISBN-10: 0723426171

ISBN-13: 9780723426172

Pub. Date: 10/01/1997

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

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

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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, 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780723426172
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
129

Table of Contents

How to Use this Book
Acknowledgements
Index of Terms
1The immune system
Introduction2
Lymphocytes4
NK cells8
Markers9
Antigen-presenting cells12
Phagocytes and auxiliary cells14
Lymphoid system16
Leucocyte development18
Thymus20
T-cell development21
Lymph nodes22
Spleen24
GALT (gut-associated lymphoid tissue)25
2Antigen recognition
Antigen receptors26
Antibody structure28
Antibody - structural variations30
Antibody functions32
Antibody genes34
Antibody fragments38
Antigens39
Antigen/antibody interactions40
T-cell antigen receptor (TCR)42
T-cell receptor genes43
MHC molecules44
MHC genes46
3Immune responses
Adaptive and innate immunity48
Antibody response50
Cell cooperation52
Antigen presentation54
T-cell activation58
B-cell activation60
Cytokines62
Cytokine receptors66
Phagocytosis67
Toll-like receptors72
Receptors on myeloid cells73
Complement receptors74
Fc receptors75
Cytotoxicity76
Inflammation79
Mechanisms of cell migration82
Chemokines and chemokine receptors86
Complement88
Immunoregulation92
Genetic polymorphism in the immune response96
Immunosuppression98
Immunopotentiation99
Tolerance100
4Immunopathology
Immunodeficiency102
Transplantation106
MHC disease associations108
MHC typing110
Transgenic mice111
Animal models and mutant strains112
Autoimmune disease114
Hypersensitivity116
Type I (immediate) hypersensitivity118
Type II (antibody-mediated) hypersensitivity120
Type III (immune complex-mediated) hypersensitivity122
Type IV (delayed) hypersensitivity (DTH)124
5Immunological techniques
Assays for antigen and antibody126
Isolation of cells136
Clones and cell lines138
Cellular functions140

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