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Basic Immunology : 2006-2007 - Updated

Basic Immunology : 2006-2007 - Updated - 2nd edition

Basic Immunology : 2006-2007 - Updated - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9781416029748

ISBN10: 1416029745

Basic Immunology : 2006-2007 - Updated by Abul Abbas - ISBN 9781416029748
Edition: 2ND 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier Science
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Basic Immunology : 2006-2007 - Updated by Abul Abbas - ISBN 9781416029748

ISBN13: 9781416029748

ISBN10: 1416029745

Edition: 2ND 07

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Summary

The Updated 2nd Edition of this popular text emphasizes the fundamental concepts and principles of human immunology that students need to know, without overwhelming them with extraneous material. It leads the reader to a firm understanding of basic principles, using full-color illustrations; short, easy-to-read chapters; color tables that summarize key information clinical cases; and much more? All in a conveniently sized volume that's easy to carry.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Immune System The Nomenclature, General Properties, and Components of the Immune System

Chapter 2: Innate Immunity The Early Defense Against Infections

Chapter 3: Antigen Capture and Presentation to Lymphocytes What Lymphocytes See

Chapter 4: Antigen Recognition in the Adaptive Immune System Structure of Lymphocyte Antigen Receptors and the Development of Immune Repertoires

Chapter 5: Cell-Mediated Immune Responses Activation of T Lymphocytes by Cell-Associated Microbes

Chapter 6: Effector Mechanisms of Cell-Mediated Immunity Eradication of Intracellular Microbes

Chapter 7: Humoral Immune Responses Activation of B Lymphocytes and Production of Antibodies

Chapter 8: Effector Mechanisms of Humoral Immunity The Elimination of Extracellular Microbes and Toxins

Chapter 9: Immunologic Tolerance and Autoimmunity Self-Nonself Discrimination in the Immune System and Its Failure

Chapter 10: Immune Responses Against Tumors and Transplants Immunity to Noninfectious Transformed and Foreign Cells

Chapter 11: Hypersensitivity Diseases Disorders Caused by Immune Responses

Chapter 12: Congenital and Acquired Immunodeficiencies Diseases Caused by Defective Immune Responses

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Appendix I: Principal Features of CD Molecules

Appendix II: Glossary

Appendix III: Clinical Cases

Index