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Basic Immunology: Functions and Disorders of the Immune System (Book with Access Code)



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  • Basic Immunology: Functions and Disorders of the Immune System
    Basic Immunology: Functions and Disorders of the Immune System


Here's a readable and concise introduction to the workings of the human immune system, with emphasis on clinical relevance. The format makes learning easy with short, easy-to-read chapters, color tables, key point summaries, and review questions in every chapter. Relates basic science to clinical disorders through clinical cases for better application in a real-world setting. Includes a full Glossary to keep you on the cutting edge of immunologic terminology. Includes appendices summarizing the features of CD Molecules, a handy Glossary, and Clinical Cases that test your understanding of how the immune system functions in health and disease. Illustrated with beautiful full-color artwork for enhanced visual learning. Provides the most up-to-date immunology information including coverage of regulatory T cells, and biology of the Th17 subset of CD4+ T cells to keep you completely current. Access integration links through included STUDENT CONSULT access for more in-depth study.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Immune Systemp. 1
Nomenclature, General Properties, and Components
Innate Immunityp. 23
The Early Defense Against Infections
Antigen Capture and Presentation to Lymphocytesp. 49
What Lymphocytes See
Antigen Recognition in the Adaptive Immune Systemp. 71
Structure of Lymphocyte Antigen Receptors and Development of Immune Repertoires
T Cell-Mediated Immunityp. 93
Activation of T Lymphocytes by Cell-Associated Antigens
Effector Mechanisms of T Cell-Mediated Immunityp. 117
Functions of T Cells in Host Defense
Humoral Immune Responsesp. 131
Activation of B Lymphocytes and Production of Antibodies
Effector Mechanisms of Humoral Immunityp. 151
Elimination of Extracellular Microbes and Toxins
Immunological Tolerance and Autoimmunityp. 171
Self-Nonself Discrimination in the Immune System and Its Failure
Immune Responses against Tumors and Transplantsp. 189
Immunity to Noninfectious Transformed and Foreign Cells
Hypersensitivityp. 207
Disorders Caused by Immune Responses
Congenital and Acquired Immunodeficienciesp. 225
Diseases Caused by Defective Immune Responses
Suggested Readingsp. 241
Glossaryp. 247
Major Cytokinesp. 283
Principal Features of Select CD Moleculesp. 287
Clinical Casesp. 295
Indexp. 307
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