Basic Immunology: Functions and Disorders of the Immune System

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Basic Immunology: Functions and Disorders of the Immune System

Format:  Paperback,

320 pages

Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science div

Publish Date: Nov 2012

ISBN-13: 9781455707072

ISBN-10: 1455707074

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Understand all the essential concepts in immunology with "Basic Immunology: Functions and Disorders of the Immune System" This concise, focused text provides you with an up-to-date, accessible introduction to the workings of the human immune system.

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Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science div
Publish Date: Nov 2012
ISBN-13: 9781455707072
ISBN-10: 1455707074
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.45
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.25 x 9.0 x 0.5

Chapter outline

Introduction to the Immune System
Nomenclature, General Properties, and Components
Innate Immunity
The Early Defense Against Infections
Antigen Capture and Presentation to Lymphocytes
What Lymphocytes See
Antigen Recognition in the Adaptive Immune System
Structure of Lymphocyte Antigen Receptors and Development of Immune Repertoires
T Cell-Mediated Immunity
Activation of T Lymphocytes by Cell-Associated Antigens
Effector Mechanisms of T Cell-Mediated Immunity
Functions of T Cells in Host Defense
Humoral Immune Responses
Activation of B Lymphocytes and Production of Antibodies
Effector Mechanisms of Humoral Immunity
Elimination of Extracellular Microbes and Toxins
Immunological Tolerance and Autoimmunity
Self-Nonself Discrimination in the Immune System and Its Failure
Immune Responses against Tumors and Transplants
Immunity to Noninfectious Transformed and Foreign Cells
Hypersensitivity
Disorders Caused by Immune Responses
Congenital and Acquired Immunodeficiencies
Diseases Caused by Defective Immune Responses
Suggested Readings
Glossary
Major Cytokines
Principal Features of Select CD Molecules
Clinical Cases
Index

Book description

Understand all the essential concepts in immunology with Basic Immunology: Functions and Disorders of the Immune System! This concise, focused text provides you with an up-to-date, accessible introduction to the workings of the human immune system.

  • Efficiently master the immunology information you need through clinically focused content, logically organized by mechanism.
  • Apply what you've learned to real-world situations by referencing the appendix of clinical cases.
  • Enhance your learning with the help of numerous full-color illustrations and useful tables, as well as summary boxes, review questions, and a glossary of immunology terms.
  • Study immunology anywhere! Online access to www.StudentConsult.com opens the door to ancillary components such as an image bank, additional tables, a glossary of immunology terms, animations, and PowerPoint review slides!

  • Visualize complex immunology concepts with a completely updated art program.
  • Test your knowledge. New PowerPoint Review slides added to www.StudentConsult.com are ideal for study sessions.

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