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Immunology / Edition 5

Immunology / Edition 5

by Richard A. Goldsby


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ISBN-13: 2900716749478
Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
Publication date: 11/28/2002
Edition description: Fifth Edition
Pages: 603
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Part IIntroduction
1Overview of the Immune System1
2Cells and Organs of the Immune System24
Part IIGeneration of B-Cell and T-Cell Responses
4Antibodies: Structure and Function76
5Organization and Expression of Immunoglobulin Genes105
6Antigen-Antibody Interactions: Principles and Applications137
7Major Histocompatibility Complex161
8Antigen Processing and Presentation185
9T-Cell Receptor200
10T-Cell Maturation, Activation, and Differentiation221
11B-Cell Generation, Activation, and Differentiation247
Part IIIImmune Effector Mechanisms
13The Complement System299
14Cell-Mediated Effector Responses319
15Leukocyte Activation and Migration338
16Hypersensitive Reactions361
Part IVThe Immune System in Health and Disease
17Infection and Immunity389
19AIDS and Other Immunodeficiencies429
21Transplantation Immunology479
22Cancer and the Immune System499
23Experimental Systems523
Appendix ICD Antigens1
Appendix IICytokines13

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Immunology 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I took my first Immunology course, the assigned text was the first edition of this book. Now that I am a professor, this is my preferred textbook for undergraduate Immunology courses. This textbook has several characteristics which distinguish it from others that are directed toward similar audiences. First, the text considers not only what we know, but how it became known. Since Immunology is still a relatively young discipline in the biological sciences, it remains possible to include descriptions of the classic experimental procedures that propelled the field forward in a text of this scope. For science majors, it is always important to be aware of the means by which the knowledge base in a given field expands. Second, the book is well organized. It essentially takes three 'excursions' through the immune system, adding a layer of complexity with each trip. I have found this to be very effective, in that one can use the text to quickly assemble a framework on which to build a course. Third, the artwork is excellent--the legends are clear and concise, and are quite helpful at bringing together concepts for visual learners. Now, I have only given the book 4 stars. This is because the text must be used in sequence in order to maximize understanding of the material. Each chapter assumes knowledge of most or all of the previous chapters, so it doesn't afford as much flexibility as one might like either for planning a course, or for personal study. Additionally, while the text does a fantastic job of introducing the basic tenets of the field, some of the more clinical aspects of Immunology have been excluded (however, one could argue that these topics are best left for further study, e.g., in medical, nursing, dental, or other fields in the health professions). On the whole, I would highly recommend this book to any individual who has at least a modest background in the biological sciences. Immunology, like all disciplines, has its own vocabulary, but with practice it may certainly be mastered.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This textbook presents immunology in an unorthodoxed fashion. When I took an immunology course, I had to use alternate titles (Medical Immunology, A LANGE MEDICAL BOOK), which provided a more structured approach to the study of immunology. I would not suggest this text be used due to its confusing presentation of topics. There are better books than this out there.