Cellular and molecular immunology

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Saunders Elsevier, 2007 - Medical - 566 pages
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An exceptionally lucid guide to the latest immunology concepts! Through five best-selling editions, readers worldwide have appreciated this book's in-depth yet straightforward, richly illustrated approach to this complex subject. Now, sweeping updates incorporate the latest discoveries about innate immunity, the organization of lymphoid organs, and many other cutting-edge topics. Plus, online access via STUDENT CONSULT makes this an even more powerful learning resource!

  • Clearly explains the experimental observations that form the basis for the science of immunology at the molecular, cellular, and whole-organism levels-and the conclusions that can be drawn from those observations.
  • Highlights the implications of immunologic science for the management of human disease, emphasizing the clinical relevance of the material.


  • Innate immunity chapter has been increased and moved to the beginning of the book to reflect how this area is newly recognized as a critical part of immunology.
  • New material has been added on:
    - recognition of microbial products by cytoplasmic and membrane sensors
    - intricate organization of lymphoid tissues
    - functional heterogeneity of subsets of dendritic cells and lymphocytes
    - roles of regulatory cells and inhibitory pathways in immune regulation.
  • Provides a wealth of excellent full-color photographs and illustrations that enable you to visualize immunologic processes quickly.
  • Includes highlighted "take-home messages" that make it easy to review key information.
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This book is brilliant. I found the organization to be logical while the figures and explanations were some of the best I have ever encountered. This book does assume some basic biological understanding but is still accessible.

Contents

Introduction to the Immune System
3
Recognition of Antigens
73
Maturation Activation and Regulation of Lymphocytes
151
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Hormones and Signaling, Volume 2

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Pillai, MGH Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

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