Primer to the Immune Response

By

  • Tak Mak, The Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research, Ontario, Canada
  • Mary Saunders, The Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research, Ontario, Canada
  • Bradley Jett, Oklahoma Baptist University, Oklahoma, USA

Written in the same engaging conversational style as the acclaimed first edition, Primer to The Immune Response, 2nd Edition is a fully updated and invaluable resource for college and university students in life sciences, medicine and other health professions who need a concise but comprehensive introduction to immunology. The authors bring clarity and readability to their audience, offering a complete survey of the most fundamental concepts in basic and clinical immunology while conveying the subject’s fascinating appeal.

The content of this new edition has been completely updated to include current information on all aspects of basic and clinical immunology. The superbly drawn figures are now in full color, complemented by full color plates throughout the book. The text is further enhanced by the inclusion of numerous tables, special topic boxes and brief notes that provide interesting insights. At the end of each chapter, a self-test quiz allows students to monitor their mastery of major concepts, while a set of conceptual questions prompts them to extrapolate further and extend their critical thinking. Moreover, as part of the Academic Cell line of textbooks, Primer to The Immune Response, 2nd Edition contains research passages that shine a spotlight on current experimental work reported in Cell Press articles. These articles also form the basis of case studies that are found in the associated online study guide and are designed to reinforce clinical connections.

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Audience

Undergraduate medical students and graduate students taking the following courses: Introduction to Immunology, Immunology, Clinical Immunology, Medical Immunology, Medical Microbiology, Microbiology and Immunology, and Immunology and Disease

 

Book information

  • Published: January 2014
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  • ISBN: 978-0-12-385245-8

Reviews

"This immensely useful book will be of great value to students studying immunology modules within a wide range of undergraduate programmes, as well as those with a biological background who are keen to update themselves..."--The Biologist,Vol 61, No 6

"…a great resource for college and university students in life sciences, medicine and other health professions who need a concise but comprehensive introduction to immunology…The content of this new edition has been updated to include current information on all aspects of basic and clinical immunology. Drawn figures are now in full color, complemented by full color plates throughout the book."--Anticancer Research 34, 2014
"Primer to The Immune Response contains all the essential knowledge the undergraduate and medical student needs to know on B cell development, activation and effector functions."--Zhenyu Hao, University of Toronto
"Medical students, in particular, will find it a valuable guide and friendly companion in finding their way through the maze of complications surrounding the autoimmune diseases."--Noel Rose, Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Autoimmune Disease Research




Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to the Immune Response
Chapter 2 Components of the Immune System
Chapter 3 Innate Immunity
Chapter 4 The B Cell Receptor: Proteins and Genes
Chapter 5 B Cell Development, Activation and Effector Functions
Chapter 6 The Major Histocompatibility Complex
Chapter 7 Antigen Processing and Presentation
Chapter 8 The T Cell Receptor: Proteins and Genes
Chapter 9 T Cell Development, Activation and Effector Functions
Chapter 10 Regulation of Immune Responses in the Periphery
Chapter 11 NK and NKT Cells
Chapter 12 Mucosal and Cutaneous Immunity
Chapter 13 Immunity to Infection
Chapter 14 Vaccination
Chapter 15 Immunodeficiency
Chapter 16 Tumor Immunology
Chapter 17 Transplantation
Chapter 18 Immune Hypersensitivity
Chapter 19 Autoimmune Diseases
Chapter 20 Hematopoietic Cancers