Lecture Notes on Immunology is a best-selling core text, providing a concise introduction to immunology. It focuses on basic science but informs the reader of the clinical relevance where appropriate for a clear understanding of the cells, molecules and processes of the immune system.
The book has been thoroughly updated to include new sections on: the interaction between innate and adaptive immunity; the roles and regulation of T-cell subpopulations, cytokines and adhesion molecules; genetic and environmental factors affecting susceptibility to infection, immunodeficiency and atopic disease.
- Clear and concise: no waffle, easy to use for revision.
- Written by a scientist and a scientist physician, resulting in a balanced text, relevant to medical students and allied health students.
- Takes an integrated approach combining basic science with clinical information: of value to students who need to know the clinical relevance of the basic science.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Fourth Edition.
From the Preface to the First Edition.
Key to Symbols Used in the Figures.
An Overview of the Immune System.
Part I: Immunity And The Immune System:.
1. The Nature Of Immunity.
2. Antigen Recognition.
3. Lymphocytes And Cytokines.
4. Lymphocyte Function And The Lymphoid System.
8. Mast Cells, Basophils And Eosinophils.
9. Killer Cells.
Part II: Immunopathology:.
10. Immunity And Infection.
11. HIV Infection And AIDS.
12. Immunodeficiency Disorders.
13. Allergy And Autoimmunity.
14. Mechanisms Of Immunological Tissue Damage.
15. Susceptibility To Immunological Disease.
16. Lymphoproliferative Disease.
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