9780849319846

Handbook of Human Immunology, Second Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780849319846

  • ISBN10:

    0849319846

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-02-15
  • Publisher: CRC Press

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Summary

Since the publication of the first edition of the Handbook of Human Immunology a decade ago, major scientific achievements have directly contributed to an increased understanding of the complexities of the human immune system in health and disease. Whether as a result of the sequencing of the entire human genome, or of technological advancements, several new components of the immune system have been revealed, along with new technologies for their measurement and evaluation.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Editorsp. xi
Contributorsp. xiii
Overview of Immunityp. 1
Statistics of Immunological Testingp. 29
Human Immunoglobulinsp. 63
The Complement Systemp. 107
Cellular Immunology: Monitoring of Immune Therapiesp. 137
Understanding Clinical Flow Cytometryp. 181
Leukemia and Lymphoma Immunophenotyping and Cytogeneticsp. 221
Guidelines for the Use of Flow Cytometry in the Management of Patients Infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type-1 and the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndromep. 257
Role of Flow Cytometry in the Diagnosis and Monitoring of Primary Immunodeficiency Diseasep. 267
Detection and Characterization of the T-Cell Receptor Repertoirep. 313
Human Leukocyte Differentiation Antigens, Cluster of Differentiation: Past, Present, and Futurep. 319
Immunologic Diagnosis of Autoimmunityp. 369
Autoimmune and Immune-Mediated Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tractp. 383
Serologic Testing for Infectious Diseasesp. 421
Molecular Techniques Applied to Infectious Diseasesp. 441
Cytokines: Regulators of Immune Responses and Key Therapeutic Targetsp. 495
Measuring Human Cytokinesp. 517
The Human Major Histocompatibility Complex and DNA-Based Typing of Human Leukocyte Antigens for Transplantationp. 541
Relevance of Antibody Screening and Crossmatching in Solid Organ, Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, and Blood Transfusionp. 565
Functional Assessment of Immunosuppression: Monitoring Posttransplant Alloreactivity with Flow Cytometric Mixed Lymphocyte Coculturesp. 589
Indexp. 599
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