Schaum's Outline of Immunology [NOOK Book]

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Overview

Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time?

Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills.

This Schaum's Outline gives you

  • Practice problems with full explanations that reinforce knowledge
  • Coverage of the most up-to-date developments in your course field
  • In-depth review of practices and applications

Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum's highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum's to shorten your study time-and get your best test scores!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071395601
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 10/16/2001
  • Series: Schaum's Outline Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 722,786
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

George Pinchuk obtained his M.D. from Kyiv Medical University, and his Ph.D. from the Institute of Medical Genetics of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the (former) USSR. In the latter institution, he worked in the Laboratory of Immunogenetics directed by Prof. L.A. Pevnitsky, who is a renowned immunologist and specialist in the mechanisms of immune tolerance. He has taught Immunology at Seattle Pacific University, and at the University of Washington. Having been appointed Assistant Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences of Mississippi State University, he continues to do research in immunology and to teach this subject to 60 to 70 students each semester.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Overview of Immunity and the Immune System 1
Introduction 1
Discussion 2
General Features of Immune Responses 2
Clonal Selection Hypothesis 7
Chapter 2 Cells, Tissues, and Organs of the Immune System 13
Introduction 13
Discussion 14
Lymphocytes 14
Macrophages 17
Dendritic Cells 20
Other Nonlymphoid Cells that Participate in Immune Reactions 22
Lymphoid Tissues and Organs 23
Chapter 3 Antibodies and Antigens 32
Introduction 32
Discussion 33
An Overview of Antibody Structure 33
Antigen--Antibody Interaction 40
Antibody Heterogeneity and Hybridoma Technology 43
Laboratory Uses of Antibodies 47
Chapter 4 Maturation of B Lymphocytes and Expression of Immunoglobulin Genes 55
Introduction 55
Discussion 56
Generation of the Primary Antibody Repertoire 56
Antibody Gene Mutations and the Generation of Secondary Antibody Repertoire 68
Chapter 5 The Major Histocompatibility Complex 77
Introduction 77
Discussion 78
Chapter 6 Antigen Processing and Presentation 94
Introduction 94
Discussion 95
Chapter 7 T-Lymphocyte Antigen Recognition and Activation 108
Introduction 108
Discussion 109
Chapter 8 B-Lymphocyte Activation and Antibody Production 128
Introduction 128
Discussion 129
Chapter 9 Immunologic Tolerance 143
Introduction 143
Discussion 144
Chapter 10 Cytokines 158
Introduction 158
Discussion 158
A. Common Properties of Cytokines 158
B. Cytokines that Mediate and Regulate Innate Immunity 163
C. Cytokines that Mediate and Regulate Adaptive Immunity 170
D. Cytokines that Stimulate Hemopoiesis 177
Chapter 11 Innate Immunity 182
Introduction 182
Discussion 183
Chapter 12 Effector Mechanisms of Cell-Mediated Immunity 199
Introduction 199
Discussion 200
Chapter 13 Effector Mechanisms of Humoral Immunity 212
Introduction 212
Discussion 213
Chapter 14 Immunity to Microbes 237
Introduction 237
Discussion 238
Chapter 15 Transplantation Immunology 253
Introduction 253
Discussion 254
Chapter 16 Immunity to Tumors 270
Introduction 270
Discussion 271
Chapter 17 Autoimmunity and Autoimmune Diseases 282
Introduction 282
Discussion 283
Chapter 18 Immunodeficiencies 293
Introduction 293
Discussion 294
Index 311
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