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Immunology at a Glance

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ISBN-10: 0470673036

ISBN-13: 9780470673034

Edition: 10th 2013

Authors: J. H. L. Playfair, B. M. Chain

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Immunology at a Glance provides a user–friendly overview of the body’s defence mechanisms. Ideal from day one of a medical, biomedical or life science course, the text begins with a basic overview of both adaptive and innate immunity, before progressing to applied immunological concepts, which look at what happens when things go wrong, and how, in clinical medicine, each body system can be affected by immunity.Each double–page spread corresponds to a typical lecture and diagrammatically summarises core concepts in immunology, through accessible schematic diagrams on left–hand pages, with key points concisely summarised on the right–hand page. There are also self–assessment essay questions…    
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Book details

List price: $30.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 11/2/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 8.40" wide x 10.80" long x 0.30" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Note on the tenth edition
How to use this book
Further reading
List of abbreviations
The scope of immunology
Innate and adaptive immune mechanisms
Recognition and receptors: the keys to immunity
Cells involved in immunity: the haemopoietic system
Innate immunity
Receptors of the innate immune system
Acute infl ammation
Phagocytic cells and the reticuloendothelial system
Adaptive immunity
The molecular basis
Evolution of recognition molecules: the immunoglobulin superfamily
The major histocompatibility complex
The T-cell receptor
Antibody diversifi cation and synthesis
Antibody structure and function
The cellular basis
Primary lymphoid organs and lymphopoiesis
Secondary lymphoid organs and lymphocyte traffic
The adaptive immune response
Antigen processing and presentation
The antibody response
Antigen - antibody interaction and immune complexes
Cell-mediated immune responses
Cell communication and cytokines
The cytokine network
Immunity, hormones and the brain
Potentially useful immunity
Antimicrobial immunity: a general scheme
Immunity to viruses
Immunity to bacteria
Immunity to fungi and ectoparasites
Immunity to protozoa
Immunity to worms
Undesirable effects of immunity
Harmful immunity: a general scheme
Allergy and anaphylaxis
Immune complexes, complement and disease
Chronic and cell-mediated infl ammation
Autoimmune disease
Altered immunity
Transplant rejection
Immunostimulation and vaccination
Immunity in health and disease
Cancer immunology
Immunity and clinical medicine
Investigating immunity
Immunology in the laboratory
Out of the past: evolution of immune mechanisms
Into the future: immunology in the age of genomics
Self-assessment questions
Comparative sizes and molecular weights
Landmarks in the history of immunology and some unsolved problems
CD classification