Table of Contents

Anatomy and cells of the immune system. Innate immunity I: physical and humoral protection. Innate immunology II: cellular mechanisms. Acquired immunity: antigen receptors. The human leukocyte antigens. Cellular immune responses I: dendritic cells, macrophages and B lymphocytes. Cellular immune responses II: T lymphocytes, antigen presentation and natural killer cells. The immune response to microbes: an overview. Tolerance and mechanisms of autoimmunity. Hypersensitivity reactions and clinical allergy. Transplantation. Rheumatic diseases. Endocrine autoimmune disease. Liver diseases. Gastrointestinal diseases. Immune-mediated nephritis and vasculitis. Immune-mediated skin disease. Immune-mediated diseases of the nervous system and eye. Immunodificiency. Human immunodeficiency virus and AIDS. Immunological manifestations of haematological disease. Immune-based therapies. Immunisation.

Details

No. of pages:
352
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Print ISBN:
9780443100826
Electronic ISBN:
9780702062667

About the authors

Mark Peakman

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Immunology, King's College London; Honorary Consultant Immunologist, King's College Hospital, London, UK

Diego Vergani

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Liver Immunopathology, King's College London; Honorary Consultant Immunologist, King's College Hospital, London, UK