Basic Immunology Functions and Disorders of the Immune System with Student Consult Online Access

ISBN-10: 1416046887
ISBN-13: 9781416046882
Edition: 3rd 2009
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List price: $64.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 3/14/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Heres 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.

David L. Baker is Senior Lecturer in Old Testament at Trinity Theological College, Perth, Western Australia. He was formerly Deputy Warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge, England. He is the author of Tight Fists or Open Hands? Wealth and Poverty in Old TestamentLaw (Eerdmans), and a contributor to The God of Covenant (Apollos) and Transforming the World?

Introduction to the Immune System: The Nomenclature, General Properties, and Components of the Immune System
Innate Immunity: The Early Defense Against Infections
Antigen Capture and Presentation to Lymphocytes: What Lymphocytes See
Antigen Recognition in the Adaptive Immune System: Structure of Lymphocyte Antigen Receptors and the Development of Immune Repertoires
Cell-Mediated Immune Responses: Activation of T Lymphocytes by Cell-Associated Microbes
Effector Mechanisms of Cell-Mediated Immunity: Eradication of Intracellular Microbes
Humoral Immune Responses: Activation of B Lymphocytes and Production of Antibodies
Effector Mechanisms of Humoral Immunity: The Elimination of Extracellular Microbes and Toxins
Immunological Tolerance and Autoimmunity: Self-Nonself Discrimination in the Immune System and Its Failure
Immune Responses Against Tumors and Transplants: Immunity to Noninfectious Transformed and Foreign Cells
Hypersensitivity: Disorders Caused by Immune Responses
Congenital and Acquired Immunodeficiencies: Diseases Caused by Defective Immune Responses
Suggested Readings
Glossary
Principal Features of CD Molecules
Clinical Cases
Index

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