General Immunology

General Immunology

1st Edition - January 1, 1982

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  • Author: Edwin L. Cooper
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483136592

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General Immunology provides a general overview of the immune system. It presents topics in immunology from all living groups, treating cells, tissues, organs, and organismal levels of biological organization. The book contains 23 chapters organized into eight sections. Section I serves as an introduction to immunology—a science, a sketch of its history, some of its more recent contributors, something about gathering facts, immunology journals, and the entire biomedical enterprise of which immunology is just a part. Section II is devoted to antigens while Section III examines the immune system in chordates and the ontogeny of the immune system. Section IV on cells of the immune system covers monocytes, macrophages, the three granulocytic types, and mast cells. Section V deals with phagocytosis and the interaction of lymphocytes. Section VI is devoted to antigens in relation to antibody synthesis, antigen-antibody interactions, immunologlobulin structure, and immunologlobulin assembly. Section VII on organs of the immune system examines bone marrow, thymus, spleen, lymph nodes, and lymphoid aggregations. Section VIII discusses the evolution of the immune system. This text was written for advanced undergraduates. However, its comprehensiveness makes it useful to immunologists and biologists at all levels as well as medical students and clinicians.

Table of Contents

  • Section I. Introduction

    1. Immunology and the Scientific Method

    2. An Overview of Immunity

    3. Analyzing the Immune System

    Section II. Foreignness

    4. Antigens

    Section III. How the Immune System Developed

    5. The Phylum Chordata

    6. Ontogeny of the Immune System

    Section IV. Cells of the Immune System

    7. Macrophages and Monocytes

    8. Granulocytes and Mast Cells

    9. The Lymphocytes

    Section V. Defense and Immunity

    10. Phagocytosis

    11. Interactions of Lymphocytes

    Section VI. Antigens, Antibodies and Immunoglobulins

    12. Antigen-Antibody Reactions

    13. Antibody Synthesis

    14. Structure of Immunoglobulins

    15. Immunoglobulin Assembly

    Section VII. Organs of the Immune System

    16. The Bone Marrow

    17. The Thymus

    18. The Spleen

    19. Lymph Nodes

    20. Lymphoid Aggregations and Nodules

    Section VIII. How the Immune System Evolved

    21. Phylogeny of Cell-mediated Immunity

    22. Humoral Immunity in Invertebrates

    23. Evolution and Theories of Immunity

    Further Reading



Product details

  • No. of pages: 356
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1982
  • Published: January 1, 1982
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483136592

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Edwin L. Cooper

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