Introducing Immunology / Edition 2

Introducing Immunology / Edition 2

by Jonathan Brostoff, Keith James
     
 

ISBN-10: 0397447345

ISBN-13: 9780397447343

Pub. Date: 01/28/1985

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780397447343
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
01/28/1985
Edition description:
2nd ed
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
The dynamic interaction of the immune system5
Natural and adaptive immune functions7
Protection against infection7
Antigens8
Lymphocytes8
Self and non-Self8
Natural Immunity9
External surfaces9
Internal tissues12
Phagocytic cells12
Acquired Immunity17
Lymphocyte development19
Lymphocyte activation23
Phagocytes and antigen-presenting cells30
Other cells involved in immune responses38
Antigen receptor molecules39
The complement system64
Immunity to bacteria70
Anti-bacterial killing mechanisms70
Secretory immune system71
The role of T cells in immunity to bacteria73
Immunity to viral infection74
Shift and drift of influenza virus antigens75
Role of antibody in protection against viruses76
Reactions of T cells against viruses inside cells76
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)77
Vaccines and immunization80
Immunity to parasites84
Antibody response against parasites84
T cell responses86
Why are parasitic infections so difficult to deal with immunologically?86
Effective immunity against infection87
Hypersensitivity and allergic reactions88
Atopy and anaphylaxis (type I)88
Cytotoxic hypersensitivity (type II)94
Immune complex hypersensitivity (type III)103
Delayed-type hypersensitivity (type IV)109
Transplantation115
Immune responses to transplants116
Survival of grafts118
Immunosuppression118
Types of transplant121
Pregnancy123
Cancer123
Immunosuppression and tumours124
Therapeutic cytokines to stimulate or suppress immunity127
Nutrition and immunity129
Nutritional status129
Immune function and malnutrition130
Human importance131
Future prospects131

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