Fundamental Immunology / Edition 2 available in Hardcover
This text introduces the reader to various aspects of immunology through discussions incorporating both traditional topics in immunology and background information for the relatively uninitiated. In particular, Section 1 (Introduction) provides a general orientation to immunology. Certain concepts and the major effectors of immune responses are introduced and later, more detailed, discussions anticipated. Section 2 (Essentials of Immunological Expression) then presents the central aspects of humoral and cellular immune responses, both nonspecific and specific. Finally, Section 3 (Immunity and Disease) and Section 4 (Ontogeny and Phylogeny of Immunity), explore special topics in immunology.
|Publisher:||McGraw-Hill Higher Education|
|Edition description:||2nd ed|
|Product dimensions:||8.27(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)|
Table of ContentsPrefaceSECTION I - Introduction UNIT 1 Overview of Immunology Chapter 1 Introduction to the Study of Immunology Overview and Concepts Concepts of Health and Disease Immunity and Immunological Effectors Summary Readings Chapter 2 Cells and Tissues of the Immune System Overview and Concepts Architecture of the Immune System Cells of the Immune System Summary Readings SECTION 2 - Essentials of Immunological Expression UNIT 2 Humoral Immunity Chapter 3 Effectors of Humoral Immunity Overview and Concepts Antigens and Immunogenicity Theories of Antibody Formation Nature of Antibodies Antibody Structure The Antibody-Binding Site Immunoglobulins as Antigens Properties of Immunoglobulin Classes Summary Readings Chapter 4 Antigen-Antibody Reactions Overview and concepts Antigen-Antibody Binding Antibody Affinity Antibody Specificity Detection and Measurement of Antigen-Antibody Interactions Effects of Antigen-Antibody Interactions Summary Readings (and more...)