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Exploring Immunology: Concepts and Evidence

Exploring Immunology: Concepts and Evidence

Gordon MacPherson, Jon Austyn

ISBN: 978-3-527-67313-1

Mar 2013, Wiley-Blackwell

372 pages

$49.99

Description

This concise introductory textbook uses carefully chosen examples from clinical and experimental observations to provide an insight into the principles underlying the immune system. As a result, it encourages readers to ask critical questions in order to further advance our understanding of this unique organ. Both authors are experienced lecturers and highly regarded researchers.
The book is professionally illustrated in four color throughout with beautiful artwork which by itself distinguish the title from any comparable title.
Website: www.wiley-vch.de/home/immunology

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INTRODUCTION
Introduction
Immune Responses
Infection and Immunity
Immunopathology and Immunotherapy
Exploring Immunology
THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
Introduction
Host Defence Against Infection
Anatomical Basis of Immunity
Cellular Basis of Immunity
Molecular Basis of Immunity
Immune Responses and Disease
INFECTION AND IMMUNITY
Introduction
Pathogens and Infectious Disease
Host Defence Against Infection
Infection and Immunity in Action
Immunity and Vaccines
FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
Introduction
Natural Barriers
Functional Anatomy of Innate Immunity
Functional Anatomy of Adaptive Immunity
Development of Blood Cells and Organs of Immunity
Stem Cell and Gene Therapy
INNATE IMMUNITY
Introduction
Induction of Innate Immunity
"Tissue-Resident Cells" of Innate Immunity
Recruited Effectors of Innate Immunity
Haematopoiesis and Myeloid Cells
Vaccines and Adjuvants
T CELL-MEDIATED IMMUNITY
Introduction
Major Histocompatibility Complex and Antigen Presentation
T Lymphocyte Activation
Effector and Memory Functions of T Cells in Infection
T Cell Development and Selection
Adoptive Cell Therapy
ANTIBODY-MEDIATED IMMUNITY
Introduction
Antibody Structure and Function
B Cell Responses
B Cell Memory, Antibodies and Long-Term Resistance to Re-Infection
Cell Differentiation and Selection
Therapeutic Antibodies
IMMUNITY, DISEASE AND THERAPY
Introduction
What are the Mechanisms of Tissue Damage Caused by the Immune System?
Why Do We Make Harmful Immune Responses to Harmless Antigens?
Immunopathology and Therapy in Action
Transplantation Immunology
Tumour Immunity
Conclusions

ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS

FURTHER STUDY QUESTIONS

“I recommend it highly to all aspiring immunologists.”  (The Biologist, 1 February 2013)

“I cannot do less than to honestly recommend it.”  (European Journal of Immunology, 1 December 2012)

“However, the authors also address readers at a higher professional level.  Indeed, it might be interesting for them, too, because Exploring Immunologyis a book whose title keeps its promise.”  (Lab Times, 1 November 2012)