Cellular and Molecular Immunology E-Book

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Apr 15, 2011 - Medical - 560 pages

Cellular and Molecular Immunology takes a comprehensive yet straightforward approach to the latest developments in this active and fast-changing field. Drs. Abul K. Abbas, Andrew H. Lichtman, and Shiv Pillai present sweeping updates in this new edition to cover antigen receptors and signal transduction in immune cells, mucosal and skin immunity, cytokines, leukocyte-endothelial interaction, and more. This reference is the up-to-date and readable textbook you need to master the complex subject of immunology.

  • Recognize the clinical relevance of the immunology through discussions of the implications of immunologic science for the management of human disease.
  • Grasp the details of experimental observations that form the basis for the science of immunology at the molecular, cellular, and whole-organism levels and draw the appropriate conclusions.
  • Stay abreast of the latest advances in immunology and molecular biology through extensive updates that cover cytokines, innate immunity, leukocyte-endothelial interactions, signaling, costimulation, and more.
  • Visualize immunologic processes more effectively through a completely revised art program with redrawn figures, a brighter color palette, and more 3-dimensional art.
  • Find information more quickly and easily through a reorganized chapter structure and a more logical flow of material.
 

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Contents

1 Properties and Overview of Immune Responses
1
2 Cells and Tissues of the Immune System
15
3 Leukocyte Migration into Tissues
37
4 Innate Immunity
55
5 Antibodies and Antigens
89
6 Major Histocompatibility Complex Molecules and Antigen Presentation to T Lymphocytes
109
7 Immune Receptors and Signal Transduction
139
8 Lymphocyte Development and Antigen Receptor Gene Rearrangement
173
15 Immunity to Microbes
345
16 Transplantation Immunology
365
17 Immunity to Tumors
389
18 Hypersensitivity Disorders
407
19 IgEDependent Immune Responses and Allergic Disease
425
20 Congenital and Acquired Immunodeficiencies
445
Glossary
471
Appendix II Cytokines
501

9 Activation of T Lymphocytes
203
10 Effector Mechanisms of CellMediated Immunity
225
11 B Cell Activation and Antibody Production
243
12 Effector Mechanisms of Humoral Immunity
269
14 Immunologic Tolerance and Autoimmunity
319
Appendix III Principal Features of Selected CD Molecules
505
Appendix IV Laboratory Techniques Commonly Used in Immunology
513
INDEX
527
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Abul K. Abbas, MBBS, Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California

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