Basic Immunology - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9781455707072, 9780323286343

Basic Immunology

4th Edition

Functions and Disorders of the Immune System

Authors: Abul Abbas Andrew H. Lichtman Shiv Pillai
Paperback ISBN: 9781455707072
eBook ISBN: 9780323286343
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 13th November 2012
Page Count: 336


Understand all the essential concepts in immunology with Basic Immunology: Functions and Disorders of the Immune System! This concise, focused text provides you with an up-to-date, accessible introduction to the workings of the human immune system.

Key Features

  • Efficiently master the immunology information you need through clinically focused content, logically organized by mechanism.
  • Apply what you've learned to real-world situations by referencing the appendix of clinical cases.
  • Enhance your learning with the help of numerous full-color illustrations and useful tables, as well as summary boxes, review questions, and a glossary of immunology terms.
  • Study immunology anywhere! Online access to opens the door to an enhanced e-book and ancillary components!

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to the Immune System

    2. Innate Immunity

    3. Antigen Capture and Presentations to Lymphocytes

    4. Antigen Recognition in the Adaptive Immune System

    5. Cell-Mediated Immune Responses

    6. Effector Mechanisms of Cell-Mediated Immunity

    7. Humoral Immune Responses

    8. Effector Mechanisms of Humoral Immunity

    9. Immunologic Tolerance and Autoimmunity

    10. Immune Responses Against Tumors and Transplants

    11. Hypersensitivity Diseases

    12. Congenital and Acquired Immunodeficiencies

    Suggested Readings

    Appendix I: Principal Features of CD Molecules

    Appendix II: Glossary

    Appendix III: Clinical Cases



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About the Author

Abul Abbas

Abul K. Abbas, MBBS, Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Affiliations and Expertise

Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Andrew H. Lichtman

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Shiv Pillai

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine and Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School, Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, MIT and Harvard, Boston, Massachusetts


"The book is another of the successful endeavours of the authors to teach basic immunology to beginners and summarise the main concepts of science in an easily readable way...Basic Immunology is an excellent up-to-date piece of work that covers all the major topics of immunology. The text is comprehensible and the concepts are written in a way that will satisfy the non-specialist reader and will keep their interest high till the end...To sum up, this is fine textbook, addressed mainly to those of a non-immunological is a good start for undergraduate students or the general public who wish to make their first attempt to grasp immunological concepts."

British Society of Immunology, May 2013