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High-Yield Immunology

ISBN-10: 0781774691

ISBN-13: 9780781774697

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Arthur G. Johnson, Benjamin L. Clarke

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Description:

Arthur Johnson extracts the most important information on immunology and presents it in a concise fashion to prepare students for USMLE.
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 9/3/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Overview
Synopsis
Concerns in Medicine
Host-Parasite Equilibrium
Development of the Acquired Immune System
Clonal Selection Theory
Antigens
Definitions
Factors Determining Antigenicity
Examples of Antigens
Innate Immunity
Fundamental Characteristics
Defensive Mechanisms
Acute Phase Response (APR)
Pathogen Recognition Systems
Antibodies
General Properties
IgG
IgM
IgA
IgE
IgD
Immunogenetics
Genetic Control of Immunoglobulin Chain Synthesis
Genetic Control of Human Leukocyte Antigens (HLAs)
Genetic Control of the T-Cell Antigenic Receptor (TCR)
Immunologic Assays
Overview
Protection Tests
Agglutination Tests
Precipitation Reactions
Complement Fixation
Fluorescent Antibody
Western Blot
Cell Counting and Flow Cytometry
Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
DNA Microarrays
The Immune Response
Humoral Immunity
Cell-Mediated Immunity (CMI)
Signal Transduction in Immune Cells
Effective Immune Responses Require Communication Between a Wide Range of Cell Types
Receptor Architecture and Fundamental Characteristics
Signaling Molecules
Pathways
Inflammation
Introduction
Inflammation Process
Kinetics
Mediators of Inflammation
Hypersensitivity Diseases
Overview
Anaphylaxis (Type I) Reactions
Cell Surface Antigen-Antibody (Ag-Ab) Cytotoxicity (Type II) Reactions
Antigen-Antibody (Ag-Ab) Complex (Type III) Reactions
Delayed-Type Hypersensitivity (Type IV) Reactions
Immunodeficiency Diseases
Overview
Developmental Immunodeficiency Disorders
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Cytokine and Chemokine Deficiencies
Senescence (Aging) of the Immune Response
Autoimmune Disorders
Overview
Immunoregulation Breakdown
Systemic Autoimmune Disorders
Organ-Specific Autoimmune Disorders
Immunologic Aspects of Transplantation
Histocompatibility
Complications of Organ Transplantation
Immunosuppression
Cancer Immunology
Definition
Oncogenes
Cancer and the Immune System
Cancer Immunotherapy
Immunization
Overview
Specific Vaccines
Adjuvants
Study Questions and Answers