Immunobiology: The Immune System in Health and Disease

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Churchill Livingstone, 2001 - Electronic books - 732 pages
The central thesis of this book is that the immune system exists to pr otect the host from infection and that its evolutionary history was sh aped by this challenge. Other aspects of immunology are variations on the basic protective function. The first part of the book summarizes t he basic immunological concepts and introduces the main 'players'. The middle three parts deal with main aspects of adaptive immunity. The l ast part integrates the material at the level of the complete organism in both health and disease.

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As a student pursuing a bachelor's in molecular/ cellular/ developmental bio, this book was intense in a very good way. Although it is written at a grad student level, it is pretty easy to grasp at the undergrad level as long as one has the patience for it :) Read full review

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Immunobiology 5th Edition Charles Janeway, Paul Travers, Mark Walport, Mark Shlomchik I actually finished reading this immense treatise of immunology, keeping steadily at it for more than two months ... Read full review

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