Lecture Notes: Immunology, 7th Edition
September 2015, ©2015, Wiley-Blackwell
Highly Commended at the British Medical Association Book Awards 2016
Immunology Lecture Notes provides a thorough grounding in basic concepts of immunity. Covering the core components of the immunology curriculum at medical school, it presents a concise overview of the immune system, its interactions with pathogens, the major areas of immunopathology, including immunodeficiency, allergy, autoimmunity, lymphoptopliferative diseases and transplantation, and their therapy.
Immunology Lecture Notes includes:
- Full-colour descriptive illustrations and diagrams throughout, supplemented by new molecular graphics and anatomical scans
- New clinical cases developed as themes throughout the book to illustrate the practical application of immunological principles
- Fully updated self-assessment questions with expanded explanation of answers
With learning objectives and key points guiding you through the vital concepts, Immunology Lecture Notes will help you to address the key disorders of the immune system, and use immunological developments in clinical practice.
Preface to the seventh edition vii
From the preface to the first edition viii
Key to symbols used in this edition ix
Overview of the immune system x
Part 1 Immunity and the Immune System
1 The nature of immunity 3
2 Immune recognition 14
3 Lymphocyte development and activation 34
4 Lymphocyte interactions, cytokines and the lymphoid system 45
5 Immunoglobulins 63
6 Complement 79
7 Phagocytes 87
8 Mast cells, basophils and eosinophils 94
9 Killer cells 101
Part 2 Immunopathology
10 Immunity and infection 111
11 Primary and secondary immunodeficiency disorders 126
12 The generation of tissue ]damaging responses 148
13 Mechanisms of immunological tissue damage 167
14 Lymphoproliferative disease 179
15 Transplantation 191
16 Immunological therapy 203
Part 3 Self-assessment: answers
Self-assessment: answers 215
Ian Todd MA, PhD, FHEA, is Associate Professor and Reader in Cellular Immunopathology, University of Nottingham, School of Life Sciences, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham.
Gavin Spickett MA, LLM DPhil, BM BCh, FRCPath, FRCP, FRCPE, is Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Clinical Immunology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Lucy Fairclough BSc, MSc, PhD, is Assistant Professor in Immunology, University of Nottingham, School of Life Sciences, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham.
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