Immunology. A Short Course, 4th Edition (Broché)

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"Immunology: A Short Course undertakes to cover all the important areas of contemporary immunological knowledge and simultaneously to provide a historical view of the discoveries that have built the groundwork of modern immunological thought... Immunology: A Short Course performs this function admirably, taking advantage of the authors' breadth of knowledge and a contemporary molecular and cellular view of immunology... Immunology: A Short Course complements the broad coverage of immunology as a biological discipline with a full set of clear and attractive illustrations of cellular and molecular details of the immune system. [... Immunology: A Short Course] offers a valuable balance between classic and contemporary, academic and clinical, and will serve many students, and their teachers well." - David H. Margulies, M.D., Ph.D. The Fourth Edition of Immunology: A Short Course, completely updated on a chapter-by-chapter basis, contains extensive revisions to reflect the many recent advances in our understanding of immunology. This text contains a thorough introduction to immunology and concludes each chapter with review questions. Among the numerous additional features are clinical case scenarios and new, full-color illustrations that have been specially designed for this edition. Within this edition, particular emphasis is placed on T- and B-cell responses to antigen, antigen processing and presentation, vaccination technology, immunotherapy, and mechanisms responsible for immune disorders. Immunology: A Short Course, Fourth Edition proves itself to be an invaluable tool by offering the most coherent presentation of topics available. Included in this fully revised new edition: * Two new chapters on cytokines and immune responses to infection * Updated case scenarios and review questions * Accompanying Web site with downloadable illustrations and up-to-date CD and cytokine tables * Full-color interior with all new figures Immunology: A Short Course, Fourth Edition is the clear choice when searching for a concise and accessible book in modern immunology.
    • Introduction and overview
    • Elements of innate and acquired immunity
    • Immunogens and antigens
    • Antibody structure and function
    • Antigen-antibody interactions, immune assays, and experimental systems
    • The genetic basis of antibody structure
    • Biology of the B lymphocyte
    • The role of the major histocompatibility complex in the immune response
    • Biology of the T lymphocyte
    • Activation and function of T and B cells
    • Control mechanisms in the immune response
    • Cytokines
    • Complement
    • Hypersensitivity reactions: antibody-mediated (type I) reactions
    • Hypersensitivity reactions: antibody-mediated (type II) cytotoxic reactions and immune complex (type III) reactions
    • Hypersensitivity reactions: T-cell-mediated, type IV: delayed-type hypersensitivity
    • Autoimmunity
    • Immunodeficiency and other disorders of the immune system
    • Transplantation immunology
    • Tumor immunology
    • Resistance and immunization to infectious diseases.
  • Date de parution : 20/04/2000
  • Editeur : Wiley
  • ISBN : 0-471-34890-2
  • EAN : 9780471348900
  • Présentation : Broché
  • Nb. de pages : 498 pages
  • Poids : 0.83 Kg
  • Dimensions : 17,9 cm × 25,3 cm × 1,7 cm

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