Primer to the Immune Response: Academic Cell Update Edition

Other | January 1, 2011

byMak, Tak W., Tak W. Mak

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Primer to the Immune Response effectively presents complex immunological concepts. The book is divided into two parts, which cover basic immunology and clinical immunology.
Part I presents the history and nature of immune response, and it describes the general features of the innate and adaptive immune responses. This part also explores the components of the immune system such as the cells and tissues. It also illustrates the intracellular communication through signal induction, intercellular communication through cytokines, and the cellular movement in the immune system. Furthermore, this part discusses proteins and genes, the development, activation and effector functions of both B cells and T cells.
Part II focuses on clinical immunology and covers immunity to infection caused by extracellular and intracellular bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi. This part also describes different kinds of diseases, such as the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome caused by the Human Immunodeficiency virus, tumors, autoimmune diseases, and hematopoietic cancers. This part also includes discussions on vaccination, transplantation, and different types of immune hypersensitivity.

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Primer to the Immune Response effectively presents complex immunological concepts. The book is divided into two parts, which cover basic immunology and clinical immunology. Part I presents the history and nature of immune response, and it describes the general features of the innate and adaptive immune responses. This part also explore...

Mary E. Saunders holds the position of Scientific Editor for the Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research, Toronto, Canada. She completed her B.Sc. degree in Genetics at the University of Guelph, Ontario, and received her Ph.D. in Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto. Dr. Saunders works with Dr. Mak and members o...

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Format:OtherDimensions:464 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:January 1, 2011Publisher:Academic CellLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123848881

ISBN - 13:9780123848888

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Immunomovie Pt. I Basic Immunology 1

  • Ch. 1 Introduction to the Immune Response
  • Ch. 2 Components of the Immune System
  • Ch. 3 Innate Immunity
  • Ch. 4 The B Cell Receptor: Proteins and Genes
  • Ch. 5 B Cell Development, Activation and Effector Functions
  • Ch. 6 The Major Histocompatibility Complex
  • Ch. 7 Antigen Processing and Presentation
  • Ch. 8 The T Cell Receptor: Proteins and Genes
  • Ch. 9 T Cell Development, Activation and Effector Functions
  • Ch. 10 Regulation of Immune Response in the Periphery
  • Ch. 11 NK, [gamma][delta] T and NKT Cells
  • Ch. 12 Mucosal and Cutaneous Immunity

Pt. II Clinical Immunology

  • Ch. 13 Immunity to Infection
  • Ch. 14 Vaccination
  • Ch. 15 HIV and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  • Ch. 16 Tumor Immunology
  • Ch. 17 Transplantation
  • Ch. 18 Immune Hypersensitivity
  • Ch. 19 Autoimmune Diseases
  • Ch. 20 Hemapoietic Cancers

Appendix A Selected Landmark Discoveries in Immunology Appendix B Nobel Prizes Awarded for Work in Immunology Appendix C Comparative Immunology Appendix D Selected CD Markers Appendix E Cytokines, Chemokines and Receptors Appendix F Laboratory Uses of Antibodies Glossary Index