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Immunology / Edition 2

Immunology / Edition 2

by Jan Klein, Vaclav Horejsi
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Professor Klein has revised his acclaimed textbook of immunology as a result of feedback from his readership. The first edition received widespread praise for its clarity of explanation and won the Glaxo Prize for Textbook Writing. In his second edition, Professor Klein is joined by Dr Vaclav Horesji, who brings strength and expertise to the sections on cellular immunology.

As is expected, this book has been completely revised to reflect the enormous advances that have been made in our understanding of immunology in recent years. This edition contains the latest thinking on the role of natural killer cells, T-cell receptor signalling and accessory molecules, complement receptors, lymphokines and their receptors, toxic shock and LPs, and tumour immunology, to name but a few. As with the first edition, the authors have aimed to present only what is known and have kept the discussion of fashionable hypotheses to an absolute minimum. Finally, by including background material on methodology and basic biochemistry, the authors ensured that this book can be comprehended without referral to any other book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780632054688
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/28/1997
Edition description: REV
Pages: 736
Product dimensions: 8.58(w) x 10.86(h) x 1.17(d)

Table of Contents


1. Basic terms and concepts;.

2. Immune responses of invertebrates;.

3. Tissues and organs of the immune system;.

4. Blood cells in vertebrate immunity;.

5. Lymphocytes;.

6. Major histocompatibility complex molecules and their relatives;.

7. The T-cell and natural killer cell receptors;.

8. B-cell receptors, immunoglobulins and Fc receptors;.

9. Cell adhesion molecules;.

10. Cytokines and their receptors;.

11. Mediators and messengers;.

12. Complement and complement receptors;.

13. Antigens, superantigens and other lymphocyte-activating substances;.

14. Measurement of antigen-antibody interactions;.

15. Defence reactions mediated by phagocytes;.

16. T-lymphocyte and natural killer cell responses;.

17. B-lymphocyte responses;.

18. Systemic and regional immune responses;.

19. Immune response regulation;.

20. Immunological tolerance;.

21. Defence against invaders;.

22. Defence against tumours;.

23. Allergies and other hypersensitivities;.

24. Allograft reaction;.

25. Autoimmunity and autoimmune diseases;.

26. Immunodeficiency diseases;.

27. Immunoprophylaxis;.

Appendix 1: Amino acids and their symbols;.

Appendix 2: CD molecules;.


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