Summary: Heres a readable and concise introduction to the workings of the human immune system, with emphasis on clinical relevance. The format makes learning easy with short, easy-to-read chapters, color tables, key point summaries, and review questions in every chapter. Relates basic science to clinical disorders through clinical cases for better application in a real-world setting. Includes a full Glossary to keep you on the cutting edge of immunologic terminology. Includes
appendices summarizing the features of CD Molecules, a handy Glossary, and Clinical Cases that test your understanding of how the immune system functions in health and disease. Illustrated with beautiful full-color artwork for enhanced visual learning. Provides the most up-to-date immunology information including coverage of regulatory T cells, and biology of the Th17 subset of CD4+ T cells to keep you completely current.
Summary: Heres a readable and concise introduction to the workings of the human immune system, with emphasis on clinical relevance. The format makes learning easy with short, easy-to-read chapters, color tables, key point summaries, and review questions in every chapter. Relates basic science to clinical disorders through clinical cases for better application in a real-world setting. Includes a full Glossary to keep you on the cutting edge of immunologic terminology. Includes appendices summarizing the features of CD Molecules, a handy Glossary, and Clinical Cases that test your understanding of how the immune system functions in health and disease. Illustrated with beautiful full-color artwork for enhanced visual learning. Provides the most up-to-date immunology information including coverage of regulatory T cells, and biology of the Th17 subset of CD4+ T cells to keep you completely current. ...show less
Abul K. Abbas, MBBS, Professor and Chair Department of Pathology, University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, California Andrew H. Lichtman, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Todays immunology, at its current level of complexity, could not be put into 232 pages of text in a more comprehensive, yet accessible, way. American Journal of Epidemiology, review of previous edition
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1. Introduction to the Immune System 2. Innate Immunity 3. Antigen Capture and Presentations to Lymphocytes 4. Antigen Recognition in the Adaptive Immune System 5. Cell-Mediated Immune Responses 6. Effector Mechanisms of Cell-Mediated Immunity 7. Humoral Immune Responses 8. Effector Mechanisms of Humoral Immunity 9. Immunologic Tolerance and Autoimmunity 10. Immune Responses Against Tumors and Transplants 11. Hypersensitivity Diseases 12. Congenital and Acquired Immunodeficiencies Suggested Readings Appendix I: Principal Features of CD Molecules Appendix II: Glossary Appendix III: Clinical Cases Index
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