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Lecture Notes: Immunology, 6th Edition

Lecture Notes: Immunology, 6th Edition

Ian Todd, Gavin Spickett

ISBN: 978-1-405-19136-4

Apr 2010, Wiley-Blackwell

232 pages


This introductory text provides a student-friendly review of essential immunity and immunopathology topics. Key concepts are introduced in an incremental fashion to provide a thorough overview of the field.

Closely tailored to the undergraduate immunology curriculum, Part 1 outlines basic immunology, while Part 2 covers more disease-related and clinical aspects. The new edition of this popular title features a fully updated overview of the roles and regulation of the cells and molecules of the immune system. Key point summaries have been expanded, and key objectives added to the start of each chapter, to help the reader focus on the essential ‘take-home’ messages. Readers can then test themselves using the brand new self-assessment section containing problem-solving questions and extended matching questions (EMQs).

Including simple, memorable illustrations and quick reference tables, Lecture Notes: Immunology provides the perfect distillation of information for easy recall at revision time, and is ideal for both the novice and those with some prior knowledge of the field.

Preface to the Sixth Edition, v

From the Preface to the First Edition, vi

Key to symbols used in the figures, vii

An overview of the immune system, viii

Part 1 Immunity and the Immune System

1 The nature of immunity, 3

2 Immune recognition, 14

3 Lymphocyte development and activation, 30

4 Lymphocyte interactions, cytokines and the lymphoid system, 40

5 Immunoglobulins, 55

6 Complement, 69

7 Phagocytes, 76

8 Mast cells, basophils and eosinophils, 82

9 Killer cells, 89

Part 2 Immunopathology

10 Immunity and infection, 97

11 Primary and secondary immunodeficiency disorders, 112

12 The generation of tissue-damaging responses, 134

13 Mechanisms of immunological tissue damage, 153

14 Lymphoproliferative disease, 165

15 Transplantation, 177

16 Immunological therapy, 188

Part 3 Self-assessment

Self-assessment questions, 199

Self-assessment answers, 209

Index, 215

"For its price and size, it would be useful for most students, particularly in conjunction with lecture notes. Immunology is a rapidly changing discipline and this new edition is well justified." (Doody's, 30 September 2011)

"Now in its 6th edition this book is an excellent introduction to core immunological knowledge as well as a revision text...This book should appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students of medical, nursing and biological sciences." (G.J.Ebrahim, December 2010)