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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 System||p. 1|
|Nomenclature, General Properties, and Components|
|Innate Immunity||p. 23|
|The Early Defense Against Infections|
|Antigen Capture and Presentation to Lymphocytes||p. 49|
|What Lymphocytes See|
|Antigen Recognition in the Adaptive Immune System||p. 71|
|Structure of Lymphocyte Antigen Receptors and Development of Immune Repertoires|
|T Cell-Mediated Immunity||p. 93|
|Activation of T Lymphocytes by Cell-Associated Antigens|
|Effector Mechanisms of T Cell-Mediated Immunity||p. 117|
|Functions of T Cells in Host Defense|
|Humoral Immune Responses||p. 131|
|Activation of B Lymphocytes and Production of Antibodies|
|Effector Mechanisms of Humoral Immunity||p. 151|
|Elimination of Extracellular Microbes and Toxins|
|Immunological Tolerance and Autoimmunity||p. 171|
|Self-Nonself Discrimination in the Immune System and Its Failure|
|Immune Responses against Tumors and Transplants||p. 189|
|Immunity to Noninfectious Transformed and Foreign Cells|
|Disorders Caused by Immune Responses|
|Congenital and Acquired Immunodeficiencies||p. 225|
|Diseases Caused by Defective Immune Responses|
|Suggested Readings||p. 241|
|Major Cytokines||p. 283|
|Principal Features of Select CD Molecules||p. 287|
|Clinical Cases||p. 295|
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