Immunology: Understanding The Immune System, 2nd Edition
September 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
Blends biology, clinical science, genetics, and molecular biology of the immune system to provide a complete account of our knowledge of immunology
New features include full-color artwork and design, over 50 new figures, and text that has been completely revised to reflect the very latest references
Incorporates a variety of pedagogical aids to assist students in the learning process, including chapter outlines, objectives, and summaries, as well as a self-evaluation section
Note to Reader.
1. Introduction to the Immune System.
2. Cells and Organs of the Immune System.
3. Innate Immunity.
4. Antigens and Antibodies.
5. Antigen-Antibody Interactions and Some Experimental Systems.
6. The Genetics of Antibody Formation and Structure.
7. The Major Histocompatibility Complex and Development of Immunity.
8. The T-Cell Receptor Complex: Characterization, Diversification, Costimulatory Molecules, Thymic Selection, and T-Cell Activation.
10. Cellular Interactions: Development of Effector Functions and Their Regulation.
13. Immunologic Tolerance and Autoimmunity.
14. Transplantation Immunology.
15. Tumor Immunology.
17. Immunity to Microbes.
Glossary of Commonly Used Immunologic Terms.
Appendix: Human Cluster of Differentiation (CD) Molecules.