Combining basic explanations of laboratory tests with 115 tables full of reference data and applications, the Handbook of Human Immunology provides practicing clinicians with a current, complete guide to molecular immunology. Introductory chapters overview the molecular basis of immune responses and immunological disorders, focusing on the role of cell receptors, accessory molecules, and cytokines in these processes. Emphasis is placed on immunological parameters that are clinically useful. The basic principles underlying assays of the immune system are discussed, and the book stresses the application and interpretation of immune tests.
Comprehensive coverage is given to immunoglobulins and their age-dependent concentration. Cellular immunology is discussed from the perspectives of lymphocyte functional parameters, as well as through immunophenotyping of lymphocytes and other leukocytes. Both serological and molecular diagnosis of infectious diseases are reviewed.
The Handbook of Human Immunology contains up-to-date information on exciting developments in immunogenetics, covering the application of T-cell receptor genes and the HLA alleles in disease associations and transplantation.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.80(d)|
Table of Contents
An Overview of the Immune System: The Molecular Basis for Immune Responses, M.S. Leffell
An Overview of the Immune System: Immunological Mechanisms in Immune Deficiency and Autoimmunity, A.D. Donnenberg
Human Immunoglobulins, R.G. Hamilton
Immunologic Diagnosis of Autoimmunity, N.R. Rose
Infectious Disease Serology, K.L. Kane and J.D. Folds
Molecular Techniques Applied to Infectious Diseases, P. Pancholi and D.H. Persing
Cytokines in Human Immunology, B. Detrick and J.J. Hooks
Complement, R.H. McLean and T.R. Welch
Evaluation of Phagocytic Cell Disorders, N.R. Kamani and S.D. Douglas
Cellular Immunology: Monitoring of Immune Therapies, T.L. Whiteside
Clinical Applications of Flow Cytometry, A. Winkelstein and A.D. Donnenberg
Relevance of Antibody Screening and Crossmatching in Solid Organ Transplantation, A.A. Zachary and J.M. Hart
DNA-Based Typing of HLA for Transplantation, C.K. Hurley
Methods for the Analysis of the Human T-Cell Receptor (TCR) Repertoire in Health and Disease, P.N. Akolkar, B. Gulwani-Akolkar, and J. Silver