Lecture Notes: Immunology (Lecture Notes 7th Revised edition)

Lecture Notes: Immunology (Lecture Notes 7th Revised edition)

By: Lucy Fairclough (author), Ian Todd (author), Gavin Spickett (author)Paperback

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Immunology Lecture Notes provides a thorough grounding in basic concepts of immunity. Covering the core components of the immunology curriculum at medical school, it presents a concise overview of the immune system, its interactions with pathogens, the major areas of immunopathology, including immunodeficiency, allergy, autoimmunity, lymphoptopliferative diseases and transplantation, and their therapy. Immunology Lecture Notes includes: * Full-colour descriptive illustrations and diagrams throughout, supplemented by new molecular graphics and anatomical scans * New clinical cases developed as themes throughout the book to illustrate the practical application of immunological principles * Fully updated self-assessment questions with expanded explanation of answers With learning objectives and key points guiding you through the vital concepts, Immunology Lecture Notes will help you to address the key disorders of the immune system, and use immunological developments in clinical practice.

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Ian Todd MA, PhD, FHEA, is Associate Professor and Reader in Cellular Immunopathology, University of Nottingham, School of Life Sciences, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham. Gavin Spickett MA, LLM DPhil, BM BCh, FRCPath, FRCP, FRCPE, is Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Clinical Immunology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne. Lucy Fairclough BSc, MSc, PhD, is Assistant Professor in Immunology, University of Nottingham, School of Life Sciences, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham.


Preface to the seventh edition vii From the preface to the first edition viii Key to symbols used in this edition ix Overview of the immune system x Part 1 Immunity and the Immune System 1 The nature of immunity 3 2 Immune recognition 14 3 Lymphocyte development and activation 34 4 Lymphocyte interactions, cytokines and the lymphoid system 45 5 Immunoglobulins 63 6 Complement 79 7 Phagocytes 87 8 Mast cells, basophils and eosinophils 94 9 Killer cells 101 Part 2 Immunopathology 10 Immunity and infection 111 11 Primary and secondary immunodeficiency disorders 126 12 The generation of tissue ]damaging responses 148 13 Mechanisms of immunological tissue damage 167 14 Lymphoproliferative disease 179 15 Transplantation 191 16 Immunological therapy 203 Part 3 Self-assessment: answers Self-assessment: answers 215 Index 000

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/09/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781118451649
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9781118451649
  • weight: 472
  • ISBN10: 1118451643
  • edition: 7th Revised edition

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