Basic Immunology: Functions Basic Immunology: Functions
Understand all the essential concepts in immunology with Basic Immunology: Functions and Disorders of the Immune System! This concise, focused text provides you with an up-to-date, accessible introduction to the workings of the human immune system.
- Efficiently master the immunology information you need through clinically focused content, logically organized by mechanism.
- Apply what you’ve learned to real-world situations by referencing the appendix of clinical cases.
- Enhance your learning with the help of numerous full-color illustrations and useful tables, as well as summary boxes, review questions, and a glossary of immunology terms.
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Meticulously reviewed and updated for today’s medical students, Basic Immunology, 6th Edition, is a concise text expertly written by the same distinguished author team as the best-selling, comprehensive text, Cellular and Molecular Immunology. This focused, easy-to-understand volume uses full-color illustrations and clinical images, useful tables, and practical features such as Summary Point boxes, end-of-chapter review questions, glossary terms, and clinical cases—all designed to help students master this complex topic in the most efficient, effective manner possible.
1 Introduction to the Immune System
Nomenclature, General Properties, and Components
2 Innate Immunity
The Early Defense Against Infections
3 Antigen Capture and Presentation to Lymphocytes
What Lymphocytes See
4 Antigen Recognition in the Adaptive Immune System
Structure of Lymphocyte Antigen Receptors and Development of Immune Repertoires
5 T Cell–Mediated Immunity
Activation of T Lymphocytes
6 Effector Mechanisms of T Cell–Mediated Immunity
Functions of T Cells in Host Defense
7 Humoral Immune Responses
Activation of B Lymphocytes and Production of Antibodies
8 Effector Mechanisms of Humoral Immunity
Elimination of Extracellular Microbes and Toxins
9 Immunological Tolerance and Autoimmunity
Self-Nonself Discrimination in the Immune System and Its Failure
10 Immune Responses Against Tumors and Transplants
Immunity to Noninfectious Transformed and Foreign Cells
Disorders Caused by Immune Responses
12 Congenital and Acquired Immunodeficiencies
Diseases Caused by Defective Immunity
Appendix I Glossary
Appendix II Cytokines
Appendix III Principal Features of Selected CD Molecules
APPENDIX IV Clinical Cases
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Abul K. Abbas, MBBS, Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Professor of Medicine and Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School, Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, MIT and Harvard, Boston, Massachusetts
“The book is another of the successful endeavours of the authors to teach basic immunology to beginners and summarise the main concepts of science in an easily readable way…Basic Immunology is an excellent up-to-date piece of work that covers all the major topics of immunology. The text is comprehensible and the concepts are written in a way that will satisfy the non-specialist reader and will keep their interest high till the end…To sum up, this is fine textbook, addressed mainly to those of a non-immunological background…it is a good start for undergraduate students or the general public who wish to make their first attempt to grasp immunological concepts.”
British Society of Immunology, May 2013