The Immune Response: Basic and Clinical Principles

Other | November 11, 2005

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

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The Immune Response is a unique reference work covering the basic and clinical principles of immunology in a modern and comprehensive fashion. Written in an engaging conversational style, the book conveys the broad scope and fascinating appeal of immunology. The book is beautifully illustrated with superb figures as well as many full color plates. This extraordinary work will be an invaluable resource for lecturers and graduate students in immunology, as well as a vital reference for research scientists and clinicians studying related areas in the life and medical sciences.

* Current and thorough 30 chapter reference reviewed by luminaries in the field
* Unique ‘single voice' ensures consistency of definitions and concepts
* Comprehensive and elegant illustrations bring key concepts to life
* Provides historical context to allow fuller understanding of key issues
* Introductory chapters 1-4 serve as an ‘Immunology Primer' before topics are discussed in more detail
* Includes a companion website containing all the figures and plates appearing in the book

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The Immune Response is a unique reference work covering the basic and clinical principles of immunology in a modern and comprehensive fashion. Written in an engaging conversational style, the book conveys the broad scope and fascinating appeal of immunology. The book is beautifully illustrated with superb figures as well as many full c...

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:1216 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:November 11, 2005Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080534481

ISBN - 13:9780080534480

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Table of Contents

BASIC IMMUNOLOGY
Perspective on Immunity
Introduction to the Immune Response
Cells and Tissues of the Immune Response
Innate Immunity
B Cell Receptor Structure and Effector Function
Antigen-Antibody Interaction
Exploiting Antigen-Antibody Interaction
The Immunoglobulin Genes
The Humoral Response: B Cell Development and Activation
The Major Histocompatibility Complex
Antigen Processing and Presentation
T Cell Receptor: Structure of its Proteins and Genes
T Cell Development
T Cell Activation
T cell differentiation and effector function
Immune Tolerance in the Periphery
Cytokines and their Receptors
Bridging Innate and Specific Immunity: NK, gd T and NKT cells
Complement
Mucosal and Cutaneous Immunity
Comparative Immunology
CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY
Immunity to Pathogens
Vaccines and Clinical Immunization
Primary Immunodeficiencies
HIV and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Tumor Immunology
Transplantation
Allergy and Hypersensitivity
Autoimmune Disease
Glossary
Appendices
Index
Abbreviations