Cellular and Molecular Immunology - 8th Edition - ISBN: 9780323222754, 9780323315906

Cellular and Molecular Immunology

8th Edition

Authors: Abul Abbas Andrew H. Lichtman Shiv Pillai
eBook ISBN: 9780323315906
eBook ISBN: 9780323286459
Paperback ISBN: 9780323316149
Paperback ISBN: 9780323222754
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 14th August 2014
Page Count: 544
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Description

Popular for its highly visual, straightforward approach, Cellular and Molecular Immunology delivers an accessible yet thorough understanding of this active and fast-changing field. Drs. Abul K. Abbas, Andrew H. Lichtman, and Shiv Pillai present key updates in this new edition to cover the latest developments in antigen receptors and signal transduction in immune cells, mucosal and skin immunity, cytokines, leukocyte-endothelial interaction, and more. With additional online features, this is an ideal resource for medical, graduate and undergraduate students of immunology who need a clear, introductory text for immunology courses.

Key Features

  • Develop a thorough, clinically relevant understanding of immunology through a clear overview of immunology with a distinct focus on the management of human disease.
  • Visualize immunologic processes more effectively. Meticulously developed and updated illustrations, 3-dimensional art, and all-new online animations provide a detailed, visual description of the key immunologic and molecular processes.
  • Grasp the details of experimental observations that form the basis for the science of immunology at the molecular, cellular, and whole-organism levels and draw the appropriate conclusions.
  • Find information more quickly and easily through an organized chapter structure and a more logical flow of material.
  • Access to StudentConsult and Evolve provides a rich online experience for students and instructors alike including searchable content, question banks, animations, and more.

Table of Contents

1. Properties and Overview of Immune Responses, 1

2. Cells and Tissues of the Immune System, 13

3. Leukocyte Circulation and Migration into Tissues, 35

4. Innate Immunity, 51

5. Antibodies and Antigens, 87

6. Major Histocompatibility Complex Molecules and Antigen Presentation to T Lymphocytes, 107

7. Immune Receptors and Signal Transduction, 137

8. Lymphocyte Development and Antigen Receptor Gene Rearrangement, 171

9. Activation of T Lymphocytes, 199

10. Differentiation and Functions of CD4+ Effector T Cells, 213

11. Differentiation and Functions of CD8+ Effector T Cells, 231

12. B Cell Activation and Antibody Production, 239

13. Effector Mechanisms of Humoral Immunity, 265

14. Specialized Immunity at Epithelial Barriers and in Immune Privileged Tissues, 289

15. Immunologic Tolerance and Autoimmunity, 315

16. Immunity to Microbes, 339

17. Transplantation Immunology, 359

18. Immunity to Tumors, 383

19. Hypersensitivity Disorders, 399

20. Allergy, 417

21. Congenital and Aquired Immunodeficiencies, 437

Appendix I. Glossary, 465

Appendix II. Cytokines, 493

Appendix III. Principle Features of Selected CD Molecules, 497

Appendix IV. Laboratory Techniques Commonly Used in Immunology, 503

Index, 517

Details

No. of pages:
544
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2015
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9780323315906
eBook ISBN:
9780323286459
Paperback ISBN:
9780323316149
Paperback ISBN:
9780323222754

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