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Basic Immunology, 6th Edition

Basic Immunology, 6th Edition
Basic Immunology, 6th Edition
  • Author: Abbas
  • ISBN: 9780323549431
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Pages: 336
  • Dimensions: 191 X 235 mm
  • Year Published: 2019
Ex Tax: 56.60€

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.

Author Info By Abul K. Abbas, MBBS, Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California ; Andrew H. H. Lichtman, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts and Shiv Pillai, MBBS, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School, Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, MIT and Harvard, Boston, Massachusetts

Table of Contents:

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  1. 1 Introduction to the Immune System XXX

    1. Nomenclature, General Properties, and Components

  1. 2 Innate Immunity XXX

    1. The Early Defense Against Infections

  1. 3 Antigen Capture and Presentation to Lymphocytes XXX

    1. What Lymphocytes See

  1. 4 Antigen Recognition in the Adaptive Immune System XXX

    1. Structure of Lymphocyte Antigen Receptors and Development of Immune Repertoires

  1. 5 T Cell-Mediated Immunity XXX

    1. Activation of T Lymphocytes

  1. 6 Effector Mechanisms of T Cell-Mediated Immunity XXX

    1. Functions of T Cells in Host Defense

  1. 7 Humoral Immune Responses XXX

    1. Activation of B Lymphocytes and Production of Antibodies

  1. 8 Effector Mechanisms of Humoral Immunity XXX

    1. Elimination of Extracellular Microbes and Toxins

  1. 9 Immunological Tolerance and Autoimmunity XXX

    1. Self-Nonself Discrimination in the Immune System and Its Failure

  1. 10 Immune Responses Against Tumors and Transplants XXX

    1. Immunity to Noninfectious Transformed and Foreign Cells

  1. 11 Hypersensitivity XXX

    1. Disorders Caused by Immune Responses

  1. 12 Congenital and Acquired Immunodeficiencies XXX

    1. Diseases Caused by Defective Immunity

  • Selected Readings XXX
  • appendix I 275 Glossary
  • Appendix II 303 Cytokines
  • Appendix III 307 Principal Features of Selected CD Molecules
  • APPENDIX IV 315 Clinical Cases
  • Index XXX
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