Basic Immunology, Updated Edition 2006-2007: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access / Edition 2

Basic Immunology, Updated Edition 2006-2007: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access / Edition 2

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Basic Immunology, Updated Edition 2006-2007: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access / Edition 2

The Updated 2nd Edition of this popular text emphasizes the fundamental concepts and principles of human immunology that students need to know, without overwhelming them with extraneous material. It leads the reader to a firm understanding of basic principles, using full-color illustrations; short, easy-to-read chapters; color tables that summarize key information clinical cases; and much more—all in a conveniently sized volume that's easy to carry.

• Presents all of the most important principles that govern the function of the immune system.
• Extrapolates key concepts from the vast amount of experimental data that has emerged.
• Focuses on the cellular interactions in immune responses rather than describing in detail many of the underlying biochemical and molecular mechanisms.
• Emphasizes immune responses in human rather than experimental animals, drawing upon parallels with experimental situations only when necessary.
• Uses clear, crisp illustrations, diagrams, figures, charts and tables to highlight important principles.
• Illustrates how the principles of immunology may be applied to common human diseases through clinical cases in the Appendix.
• Features an easy-to-read layout; summarizes chapter content in bulleted lists accompanied by review questions; and offers a list of selected readings.
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• Incorporates all of the scientific advances that are expanding the knowledge base in this rapidly evolving field - including emerging topics such as regulatory T cells and tolerance and autoimmunity.
• Updated suggested reading list.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416029748
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 02/15/2006
Edition description: Updated Edition 2006-2007
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Abul K. Abbas, MBBS, Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Immune System
The Nomenclature, General Properties, and Components of the Immune System

Chapter 2: Innate Immunity
The Early Defense Against Infections

Chapter 3: Antigen Capture and Presentation to Lymphocytes
What Lymphocytes See

Chapter 4: Antigen Recognition in the Adaptive Immune System
Structure of Lymphocyte Antigen Receptors and the Development of Immune Repertoires

Chapter 5: Cell-Mediated Immune Responses
Activation of T Lymphocytes by Cell-Associated Microbes

Chapter 6: Effector Mechanisms of Cell-Mediated Immunity
Eradication of Intracellular Microbes

Chapter 7: Humoral Immune Responses
Activation of B Lymphocytes and Production of Antibodies

Chapter 8: Effector Mechanisms of Humoral Immunity
The Elimination of Extracellular Microbes and Toxins

Chapter 9: Immunologic Tolerance and Autoimmunity
Self-Nonself Discrimination in the Immune System and Its Failure

Chapter 10: Immune Responses Against Tumors and Transplants
Immunity to Noninfectious Transformed and Foreign Cells

Chapter 11: Hypersensitivity Diseases
Disorders Caused by Immune Responses

Chapter 12: Congenital and Acquired Immunodeficiencies
Diseases Caused by Defective Immune Responses

Suggested Readings

Appendix I: Principal Features of CD Molecules

Appendix II: Glossary

Appendix III: Clinical Cases


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