Introducing Immunology / Edition 2

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780397447343
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 1/28/1985
  • Edition description: 2nd ed
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 132

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
The dynamic interaction of the immune system 5
Natural and adaptive immune functions 7
Protection against infection 7
Antigens 8
Lymphocytes 8
Self and non-Self 8
Natural Immunity 9
External surfaces 9
Internal tissues 12
Phagocytic cells 12
Acquired Immunity 17
Lymphocyte development 19
Lymphocyte activation 23
Phagocytes and antigen-presenting cells 30
Other cells involved in immune responses 38
Antigen receptor molecules 39
The complement system 64
Immunity to bacteria 70
Anti-bacterial killing mechanisms 70
Secretory immune system 71
The role of T cells in immunity to bacteria 73
Immunity to viral infection 74
Shift and drift of influenza virus antigens 75
Role of antibody in protection against viruses 76
Reactions of T cells against viruses inside cells 76
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) 77
Vaccines and immunization 80
Immunity to parasites 84
Antibody response against parasites 84
T cell responses 86
Why are parasitic infections so difficult to deal with immunologically? 86
Effective immunity against infection 87
Hypersensitivity and allergic reactions 88
Atopy and anaphylaxis (type I) 88
Cytotoxic hypersensitivity (type II) 94
Immune complex hypersensitivity (type III) 103
Delayed-type hypersensitivity (type IV) 109
Transplantation 115
Immune responses to transplants 116
Survival of grafts 118
Immunosuppression 118
Types of transplant 121
Pregnancy 123
Cancer 123
Immunosuppression and tumours 124
Therapeutic cytokines to stimulate or suppress immunity 127
Nutrition and immunity 129
Nutritional status 129
Immune function and malnutrition 130
Human importance 131
Future prospects 131
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