Primer to The Immune Response by Tak W. MakPrimer to The Immune Response by Tak W. Mak

Primer to The Immune Response

byTak W. Mak, Tak W. Mak, Mary E. Saunders...

Other | April 22, 2008

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Primer to The Immune Response is an invaluable resource for college students, university undergraduates and students in medicine and other health professions who need a concise but complete and understandable introduction to immunology.

This book is written in the same engaging conversational style as the published reference book The Immune Response: Basic and Clinical Principles and conveys the same fascinating appeal of immunology. The authors bring clarity, readability and continuity of voice to an audience that requires only a brief survey of the most fundamental concepts in basic and clinical immunology. Primer to The Immune Response is beautifully illustrated with over 200 superb figures and 36 full-color plates, and further enhanced by the inclusion of 60 tables and 6 Appendices. Included with purchase of the book is website access to a captivating “Immunomovie" that truly brings the immune response to pathogens to life. This new and unique immunology textbook compactly but elegantly covers both basic and clinical principles.

  • Over 200 elegant 2-4 color illustrations
  • 36 full-color plates of basic and clinical items of interest
  • Take-home message and “Did You Get It? self-test quiz at the end of each chapter
  • 6 Appendices that provide topic enrichment
  • 60-minute "Immunomovie" illustrating the immune response to bacterial, viral and parasitic infections
Maya R. Chaddah graduated with a double major in Human Biology and Spanish, followed by an M.Sc. in Immunology at the University of Toronto. In 1996, Ms. Chaddah started a business focused on the writing and editing of scientific and medical publications. Her expertise has grown to include scientific and medical illustration, and she c...
Title:Primer to The Immune ResponseFormat:OtherDimensions:456 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:April 22, 2008Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:008056965X

ISBN - 13:9780080569659


Table of Contents

Introduction to the Immune Response;
Components of the Immune System;
Innate Immunity;
B Cell Development, Activation and Effector Function;
Major Histocompatibility Complex;
Antigen Processing and Presentation;
T Cell Development, Activation and Effector Function;
Peripheral Tolerance;
NK, NKT and ãä T cells;
Immunity to Infection;
Tumor Immunology;
Immune Hypersensitivity;
Hematopoietic Cancers;