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Immunology: A Short Course, 7th Edition

Immunology: A Short Course, 7th Edition

Richard Coico, Geoffrey Sunshine

ISBN: 978-1-118-39691-9

Apr 2015

432 pages

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Immunology: A Short Course, 7th Edition introduces all the critical topics of modern immunology in a clear and succinct yet comprehensive fashion. The authors offer uniquely-balanced coverage of classical and contemporary approaches and basic and clinical aspects. The strength of Immunology: A Short Course is in providing a complete review of modern immunology without the burden of excessive data or theoretical discussions. Each chapter is divided into short, self-contained units that address key topics, illustrated by uniformly drawn, full-color illustrations and photographs.

This new edition of Immunology: A Short Course:

• Has been fully revised and updated, with a brand new art program to help reinforce learning
• Includes a new chapter on Innate Immunity to reflect the growth in knowledge in this area
• Highlights important therapeutic successes resulting from targeted antibody therapies
• Includes end of chapter summaries and review questions, a companion website at www.wileyimmunology.com/coico featuring interactive flashcards, USMLE-style interactive MCQs, figures as PowerPoint slides, and case-based material to help understand clinical applications

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1 OVERVIEW OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM, 1

2 INNATE IMMUNITY, 11

3 ADAPTIVE IMMUNITY, 26

4 IMMUNOGENS AND ANTIGENS, 35

5 ANTIBODY STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION, 47

6 ANTIGEN–ANTIBODY INTERACTIONS, IMMUNE ASSAYS, AND EXPERIMENTAL SYSTEMS, 67

7 THE GENETIC BASIS OF ANTIBODY STRUCTURE, 88

8 BIOLOGY OF THE B LYMPHOCYTE, 100

9 HOW T CELLS RECOGNIZE ANTIGEN: THE ROLE OF THE MAJOR HISTOCOMPATIBILITY COMPLEX, 117

10 BIOLOGY OF THE T LYMPHOCYTE, 137 CONTENTS IN BRIEF

11 ACTIVATION AND FUNCTION OF T CELLS, 153

12 CYTOKINES, 176

13 TOLERANCE AND AUTOIMMUNITY, 194

14 COMPLEMENT, 217

15 HYPERSENSITIVITY: TYPE I, 233

16 HYPERSENSITIVITY: TYPES II AND III, 249

17 HYPERSENSITIVITY: TYPE IV, 259

18 IMMUNODEFICIENCY DISORDERS AND NEOPLASIAS OF THE LYMPHOID SYSTEM, 268

19 TRANSPLANTATION, 298

20 TUMOR IMMUNOLOGY, 312

21 RESISTANCE AND IMMUNIZATION TO INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 32

Immunology: A Short Course, Seventh Edition introduces all the critical topics of modern immunology in a clear and succinct yet comprehensive fashion. The authors offer uniquely-balanced coverage of classical and contemporary approaches and basic and clinical aspects. The strength of Immunology: A Short Course is in providing a complete review of modern immunology without the burden of excessive data or theoretical discussions. Each chapter is divided into short, self-contained units that address key topics, illustrated by uniformly drawn, full-color illustrations and photographs.

This new edition of Immunology: A Short Course:
• Has been fully revised and updated, with a brand new art program to help reinforce learning
• Includes a new chapter on Innate Immunity to reflect the growth in knowledge in this area
• Highlights important therapeutic successes resulting from targeted antibody therapies
• Includes end of chapter summaries and review questions, a companion website at www.wileyimmunology.com/coico featuring interactive flashcards, USMLE-style interactive MCQs, figures as PowerPoint slides, and case-based material to help understand clinical application. (Journal Investigative Allergol Clinical Immunology, Vol. 26 (1))