Immunology for Pharmacy


  • Dennis Flaherty, PhD

With a new pharmacy-specific approach to immunology, Immunology for Pharmacy prepares pharmacists for practice by providing a complete understanding of the basis of immunology and the consequences of either suppressing or enhancing immune function. It covers key subjects such as prophylaxis and vaccination, antibodies as therapeutic and diagnostic agents, biological modifiers, and the rationale for use and mechanisms of therapeutic agents. Written by experienced author and educator Dennis Flaherty, this book presents topics with a logical, step-by-step approach, explaining concepts and their practical application. A companion Evolve website reinforces your understanding with flashcards and animations.
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Book information

  • Published: August 2011
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09520-4

Table of Contents

1. Cells of the Immune System

2. Innate Immunity

3. Immunogenicity and Antigenicity

4. Antigen Presenting Molecules

5. Antigen Presenting Cells

6. Surface Interactions Between T cells and Antigen Presenting Cells

7. Intracellular Signaling and T cell activation

8. B Cell Activation and Signaling

9. Antibodies

10. Antibody Diversity

11. Complement

12. Phagocytosis

13. Antibodies and In Vivo Therapy

14. Antibodies and In Vitro Research and Diagnostic Assays

15. IgE Mediated Reactions

16. Autoimmune Reactions and Transplantation

17. Antigen Processing for Cell Mediated Responses

18. Delayed Hypersensitivity Reactions to Infectious and Contact Allergens

19. Role of Cytotoxic T cells in Defense Against Viruses, Intracellular Parasites, Tumors, and Transplant Rejection

20. Role of Natural Killer Cells in Defense Against Viruses and Tumors

21. Control of the Immune Response

22. Factors that Influence the Immune Response

23. Epidemiology of Vaccine Preventable Diseases

24. Vaccines in Theory and Practice

25. Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

26. AIDS