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Author Mak, Tak W., 1945- author.

Title Primer to The immune response / Tak W. Mak, Mary E. Saunders, Bradley D. Jett ; contributors, Wendy L. Tamminen, Maya R. Chaddah
Edition 2nd edition
Published Burlington, MA : AP Cell Press, an imprint of Elsevier, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 674 pages) : color illustrations
Contents Introduction to the immune response -- Components of the immune system -- Innate immunity -- The b cell receptor : proteins and genes -- B cell development, activation and effector functions -- The major histocompatibility complex -- Antigen processing and presentation -- The t cell receptor : proteins and genes -- T cell development, activation and effector functions -- Regulation of immune responses in the periphery -- Nk, [gamma delta] t and nkt cells -- Mucosal and cutaneous immunity -- Immunity to infection -- Vaccination -- Immunodeficiency -- Tumor immunology -- Transplantation -- Immune hypersensitivity -- Autoimmune diseases -- Hematopoietic cancers -- Selected landmark discoveries in immunology -- Nobel prizes awarded for work in immunology -- Comparative immunology -- Selected cd markers -- Cytokines, chemokines and receptors -- Selected immunological techniques
Summary Written in the same engaging conversational style as the acclaimed first edition, Primer to The Immune Response, 2nd Edition is a fully updated and invaluable resource for college and university students in life sciences, medicine and other health professions who need a concise but comprehensive introduction to immunology. The authors bring clarity and readability to their audience, offering a complete survey of the most fundamental concepts in basic and clinical immunology while conveying the subject's fascinating appeal. The content of this new edition has been completely updated to include current information on all aspects of basic and clinical immunology. The superbly drawn figures are now in full color, complemented by full color plates throughout the book. The text is further enhanced by the inclusion of numerous tables, special topic boxes and brief notes that provide interesting insights. At the end of each chapter, a self-test quiz allows students to monitor their mastery of major concepts, while a set of conceptual questions prompts them to extrapolate further and extend their critical thinking. Moreover, as part of the Academic Cell line of textbooks, Primer to The Immune Response, 2nd Edition contains research passages that shine a spotlight on current experimental work reported in Cell Press articles. These articles also form the basis of case studies that are found in the associated online study guide and are designed to reinforce clinical connections
Notes Previous edition: 2008
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from electronic title page (ClinicalKey, viewed on April 16, 2015)
Subject Immune response.
Immune system.
Immunologic diseases.
Immune System
Immune System Diseases
Allergy and Immunology
Immunologic diseases
Immune system
Immune response
Form Electronic book
Author Saunders, Mary E. (Scientific editor), author.
Jett, Bradley D., author
Augmentation of (work): Mak, Tak W., 1945- Immune response
ISBN 9780123854612