Primer to The Immune Response

Other | April 22, 2008

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

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Primer to The Immune Responseis 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 TheImmune Response: Basic and Clinical Principlesand 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 Responseis beautifully illustrated with over 200 superb figures and 36 full-color plates, and further enhanced by the inclusion of 60 tables and 6 Appendices. 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

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Primer to The Immune Responseis 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 TheImmu...

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...

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Format:OtherDimensions:456 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:April 22, 2008Publisher:Elsevier Science & TechLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:008056965X

ISBN - 13:9780080569659

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Table of Contents

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