Immunology: A Short Course (7th Revised edition)

Immunology: A Short Course (7th Revised edition)

By: Geoffrey Sunshine (author), Richard Coico (author)Paperback

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Immunology: A Short Course, 7th Edition introduces all the critical topics of modern immunology in a clear and succinct yet comprehensive fashion. The authors offer uniquely-balanced coverage of classical and contemporary approaches and basic and clinical aspects. The strength of Immunology: A Short Course is in providing a complete review of modern immunology without the burden of excessive data or theoretical discussions. Each chapter is divided into short, self-contained units that address key topics, illustrated by uniformly drawn, full-color illustrations and photographs. This new edition of Immunology: A Short Course: Has been fully revised and updated, with a brand new art program to help reinforce learning Includes a new chapter on Innate Immunity to reflect the growth in knowledge in this area Highlights important therapeutic successes resulting from targeted antibody therapies Includes end of chapter summaries and review questions, a companion website at featuring interactive flashcards, USMLE-style interactive MCQs, figures as PowerPoint slides, and case-based material to help understand clinical applications

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Richard Coico, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, New York Geoffrey Sunshine, Heath Effects Institute, and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts


About the Authors Contributors Preface and Acknowledgments How to Use Your Textbook About the Companion Website 1 Overview of the Immune System 2 Innate Immunity 3 Adaptive Immunity 4 Immunogens and Antigens 5 Antibody Structure and Function 6 Antigen-Antibody Interactions Immune Assays and Experimental Systems 7 The Genetic Basis of Antibody Structure 8 Biology of the B Lymphocyte 9 How T Cells Recognize Antigen: The Role of the Major Histocompatibility Complex 10 Biology of the T Lymphocyte 11 Activation and Function of T Cells 12 Cytokines 13 Tolerance and Autoimmunity 14 Complement 15 Hypersensitivity: Type I 16 Hypersensitivity: Types II and III 17 Hypersensitivity: Type IV 18 Immunodeficiency Disorders and Neoplasias of the Lymphoid System 19 Transplantation 20 Tumor Immunology 21 Resistance and Immunization to Infectious Diseases Glossary Appendix: Partial List of CD Antigens Index

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  • publication date: 24/04/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781118396919
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ID: 9781118396919
  • weight: 1216
  • ISBN10: 111839691X
  • edition: 7th Revised edition

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