Medical Immunology

Medical Immunology

by Gabriel Virella (Editor), Virella




Thirty chapters reflect the current state of basic and clinical immunology, with an emphasis on diagnostic and clinical applications of recent advances. Strategies for modulation of the immune response and treatment of hypersensitivity, auto-immune, and immune deficiency diseases are highlighted. Immuno-deficiency diseases are discussed in a distinct section. Contributors are biologists, surgeons, oncologists, pharmacists, pathologists, and immunologists from the eastern United States.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780824705503
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/28/2001
Edition description: 5TH, REVISED & EXPANDED
Pages: 668
Product dimensions: 7.25(w) x 10.25(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface     iii
Acknowledgments     v
Contributors     xi
Basic Immunology
Introduction   Gabriel Virella     1
Cells and Tissues Involved in the Immune Response   Gabriel Virella     9
Major Histocompatibility Complex   Janardan P. Pandey     23
Immune Response: Antigens, Lymphocytes, and Accessory Cells   Donna L. Farber   John W. Sleasman   Gabriel Virella     35
Immunoglobulin Structure   Gabriel Virella     55
Biosynthesis, Metabolism, and Biological Properties of Immunoglobulins   Gabriel Virella     65
Genetics of Immunoglobulins   Janardan P. Pandey     73
Antigen-Antibody Reactions   Gabriel Virella     83
Complement System   Robert J. Boackle     93
Lymphocyte Ontogeny and Membrane Markers   Virginia M. Litwin     113
Cell-Mediated Immunity   Donna L. Farber   Gabriel Virella     135
Humoral Immune Response and Its Induction by Active Immunization   Gabriel Virella     159
Phagocytosis   Gabriel Virella     173
Infections and Immunity   Gabriel Virella   StephenTomlinson     183
Diagnostic Immunology
Diagnostic Immunology   Virginia M. Litwin   Gabriel Virella     201
Clinical Immunology
Tolerance and Autoimmunity   George C. Tsokos   Gabriel Virella     223
Organ-Specific Autoimmune Diseases   Gabriel Virella   George C. Tsokos     243
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus   George C. Tsokos     261
Rheumatoid Arthritis   George C. Tsokos   Gabriel Virella     273
Hypersensitivity Reactions   Gabriel Virella     285
Immunoglobulin E-Mediated (Immediate) Hypersensitivity   Albert F. Finn, Jr.   Gabriel Virella     295
Immunohematology   Gabriel Virella   Armand Glassman     309
Immune Complex Diseases   Gabriel Virella   George C. Tsokos     323
Immune System Modulators   Philip D. Hall   Gabriel Virella     335
Transplantation Immunology   Justin D. Ellett   Gabriel Virella   Kenneth D. Chavin     357
Tumor Immunology   Deanne M. R. Lathers   Sebastiano Gattoni-Celli     369
Lymphocyte and Plasma Cell Malignancies   Gabriel Virella      379
Diagnosis of Immunodeficiency Diseases   John W. Sleasman   Gabriel Virella     397
Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases   John W. Sleasman   Gabriel Virella     409
AIDS and Other Acquired Immunodeficiency Diseases   John W. Sleasman   Gabriel Virella     429
Index     453

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