9781429202114

Kuby Immunology

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  • ISBN13:

    9781429202114

  • ISBN10:

    1429202114

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/15/2006
  • Publisher: W. H. Freeman

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Summary

The only textbook written for undergraduates by teachers of the course, this bestseller presents the most current concepts in an experimental context, conveying the excitement of scientific discovery, and highlighting important advances while providing unsurpassed pedagogical support for the first-time learner. The new edition is thoroughly updated, including most notably the new chapter on innate immunity.

Table of Contents

Part I Introduction
    1. Overview of the Immune System
    2. Cells and Organs of the Immune System
    3. Innate Immunity
   
Part II Generation of B-Cell and T-Cell Receptors
    4. Antibodies and Antigens
    5. Organization and Expression of Immunoglobulin Genes
    6. Antigen-Antibody Intereactions: Principles and Applications
    7. The Complement System
    8. The Major Histocompatibility Complex and Antigen Presentation
    9. T-Cell Receptor
    10. T-Cell Maturation, Activation, and Differentiation
    11. B-Cell Generation, Activation and Differentiation 
   
Part III Immune Effector Mechanisms
    12. Cytokines
    13. Leukocyte Activation and Migration
    14. Cell-Mediated Cytotoxic Responses
    15. Hypersensitivity Reactions 
   
Part IV The Immune System in Health and Disease
    16. Tolerance and Autoimmunity
    17. Transplantation Immunology
    18. Immune Responses to Infectious Diseases
    19. Vaccines
    20. AIDS and Other Immunodeficiencies
    21. Cancer and the Immune System
    22. Experimental Systems

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