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Introductory Immunology

Basic Concepts for Interdisciplinary Applications

Introductory Immunology quickly acquaints readers with natural immune responses manifesting in diseases and disorders. The book presents a complete picture of natural defenses to infectious agents, as well as the mechanisms that lead to autoimmune dysfunction. In addition, it examines immunologically based diseases, giving the reader sufficient knowledge to make sound clinical decisions leading to better treatment outcomes.

Introductory Immunology is aimed at researchers, postgraduates, or any scientifically inclined reader interested in immunology. No prior expertise in medical, biochemical, or cellular science is needed to benefit from the clear presentation of immunology concepts in this book.

Audience

Researchers, post-graduates, and an educated audience interested in immunology.

Paperback, 172 Pages

Published: June 2014

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-420030-2

Contents

  • Overview of immune components
    Host immune defenses
    Systems and cells
    Innate and adaptive components
    Immune reactions
    How we defend against infectious agents
    Bacteria and mycobacteria
    Viral agents
    HIV/AIDS
    Fungal and parasitic organisms
    Basic disorders of immune function
    Autoimmunities
    Allergies, asthma, and endocrinology
    Vaccines and Immunotherapy
    How vaccines function
    Vaccines: Truths and myths
    Immunopharmacology
    Immunity and aging
    Cancer immunology
    Natural defense against tumors
    Cancers of the immune system
    Transplantation

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