This second edition of Immunology has been comprehensively updated and features significantly expanded coverage of, for example:
*antigen acquisition and presentation
*regulation of acquired immune responses
*transplantation and tumour immunology
Throughout every chapter the authors have also provided extensive coverage of the applications of immunology to diagnostics in particular.
The inclusion of a glossary in this edition is designed to improve understanding and help students overcome their inherent fear of the complex field of immunology. In addition, this latest edition features two new appendices covering selected cytokines and their functions, and selected CD antigens and their expression, reference material that all those who work in the field will find invaluable.
"...as a work of reference for basic immunological concepts, this book is perfect."
Tove Ragna Reksten, Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
"...The level of information is thorough throughout...[this book] would provide an excellent handbook to junior immunologists (undergraduates, new graduates, research assistants and those new to the subject) by providing a readable and understandable overview, while managing (mostly) not to be too basic or too complex. I would recommend this text book to immunology labs as an early-stage, easily readable guide to the very broad subject area of Immunology..."
Barbara Guinn, Cancer Sciences Division, University of Southampton, UK
1. The immune response explained 2. Components of the immune system 3. Lymphocyte development 4. The innate immune response 5. Antigen acquisition and presentation 6. Generation of adaptive immune responses 7. Regulation of the adaptive immune response 8. Infection and immunity 9. Hypersensitivity 10. Tolerance and autoimmune disease 11. Transplantation and tumour immunology 12. Immunodeficiencies 13. Immunology in practice 14. Immunotherapy Answers to self-assessment questions Appendices Index