ISBN-10: 0323033997

ISBN-13: 9780323033992

Edition: 7th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Ivan Roitt, Jonathan Brostoff, David Male, David Roth

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Extensively updated, this edition offers readers a carefully structured approach to learning the building blocks of the immune system, cells, organs and major receptor molecules, as well as initiation and actions of the immune response, especially in a clinical context.
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List price: $85.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 4/25/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 564
Size: 8.62" wide x 11.12" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

Jonathan Brostoff is a physician in charge of the Allergy Clinic at the Middlesex Hospital in London and Reader in Clinical Immunology at University College London Medical School.

Preface and user guide
List of Contributors
Components of the Immune System
Introduction to the immune system
Cells, tissues and organs of the immune system
T cell receptors and MHC molecules
Modes of Immune Response
Mechanisms of innate immunity
Antigen presentation
Cell Cooperation in the antibody response
Mononuclear phagocytes in immune defence
Cell mediated cytotoxicity
Regulation of the immune response
Immune responses in tissues
Defence Against Infectious Agents
Immunity to viruses
Immunity to bacteria and fungi
Immunity to protozoa and worms
Primary immunodeficiency
AIDS and secondary immunodeficiency
Immune Responses Against Tissues
Immunological tolerance
Autoimmunity and autoimmune disease
Transplantation and rejection
Immunity to Cancers
Immediate hypersensitivity (Type I)
Hypersensitivity (Type II)
Hypersensitivity (Type III)
Type IV hypersensitivity
Explanations for critical thinking and case studies
Major histocompatibility complex
Recognized CD markers of hemopoietic cells and their distribution
The major cytokines
Human chemokines and their receptors
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