Primer To The Immune Response

Paperback | January 28, 2014

byTak W. Mak, Mary E. Saunders, Bradley D. Jett

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Written in the same engaging conversational style as the acclaimed first edition, Primer to The Immune Response, 2nd Edition is a fully updated and invaluable resource for college and university students in life sciences, medicine and other health professions who need a concise but comprehensive introduction to immunology. The authors bring clarity and readability to their audience, offering a complete survey of the most fundamental concepts in basic and clinical immunology while conveying the subject's fascinating appeal. The content of this new edition has been completely updated to include current information on all aspects of basic and clinical immunology. The superbly drawn figures are now in full color, complemented by full color plates throughout the book. The text is further enhanced by the inclusion of numerous tables, special topic boxes and brief notes that provide interesting insights. At the end of each chapter, a self-test quiz allows students to monitor their mastery of major concepts, while a set of conceptual questions prompts them to extrapolate further and extend their critical thinking. Moreover, as part of the Academic Cell line of textbooks, Primer to The Immune Response, 2nd Edition contains research passages that shine a spotlight on current experimental work reported in Cell Press articles. These articles also form the basis of case studies that are found in the associated online study guide and are designed to reinforce clinical connections. Complete yet concise coverage of the basic and clinical principles of immunology Engaging conversational writing style that is to the point and very readable Over 200 clear, elegant color illustrations Comprehensive glossary and list of abbreviations

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Written in the same engaging conversational style as the acclaimed first edition, Primer to The Immune Response, 2nd Edition is a fully updated and invaluable resource for college and university students in life sciences, medicine and other health professions who need a concise but comprehensive introduction to immunology. The authors ...

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Written in the same engaging conversational style as the acclaimed first edition,Primer to The Immune Response, 2ndEdition is a fully updated and invaluable resource for college and university students in life sciences, medicine and other health professions who need a concise but comprehensive introduction to immunology. The authors br...

Tak W. Mak is the Director of the Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research in the Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Canada, and a University Professor in the Departments of Medical Biophysics and Immunology, University of Toronto. He was trained at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, the University of Alberta, and th...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:702 pages, 10.88 × 8.5 × 0.68 inPublished:January 28, 2014Publisher:Elsevier Science & TechLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to the Immune Response
Chapter 2 Components of the Immune System
Chapter 3 Innate Immunity
Chapter 4 The B Cell Receptor: Proteins and Genes
Chapter 5 B Cell Development, Activation and Effector Functions
Chapter 6 The Major Histocompatibility Complex
Chapter 7 Antigen Processing and Presentation
Chapter 8 The T Cell Receptor: Proteins and Genes
Chapter 9 T Cell Development, Activation and Effector Functions
Chapter 10 Regulation of Immune Responses in the Periphery
Chapter 11 NK and NKT Cells
Chapter 12 Mucosal and Cutaneous Immunity
Chapter 13 Immunity to Infection
Chapter 14 Vaccination
Chapter 15 Immunodeficiency
Chapter 16 Tumor Immunology
Chapter 17 Transplantation
Chapter 18 Immune Hypersensitivity
Chapter 19 Autoimmune Diseases
Chapter 20 Hematopoietic Cancers

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I really enjoyed reading chapter 5 of Primer to The Immune Response, an excellent book. It contains all the essential knowledge the undergraduate and medical student needs to know on B cell development, activation and effector functions.Zhenyu Hao, University of TorontoThe chapter is well organized which allows easy and intuitive access to the various subsections according to the type of infection, the type of immune response or mechanisms used to evade particular responses. The factual information in the chapter is very accurate and well supported by the literature. The chapter is extraordinarily thorough without being verbose and as such is concisely comprehensive. The chapter is perfectly suited to the target audience. The illustrations enhance and summarize the manuscript. The comprehensive nature yet concise style make this book unique.Marc Pellegrini, UHN ResearchThe author did an excellent job of summarizing the present status of the field and presenting it in a most attractive format. Medical students, in particular, will find it a valuable guide and friendly companion in finding their way through the maze of complications surrounding the autoimmune diseases.Noel Rose, Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Autoimmune Disease ResearchDr. Mak and colleagues should be congratulated on this excellent work.Foo Y. Liew, University of Glasgow