COVID-19 Update: We are currently shipping orders daily. However, due to transit disruptions in some geographies, deliveries may be delayed. To provide all customers with timely access to content, we are offering 50% off Science and Technology Print & eBook bundle options. Terms & conditions.
Immunobiology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781559388115, 9780080534497

Immunobiology, Volume 6

1st Edition

Editor: Edward Bittar
eBook ISBN: 9780080534497
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 17th December 1996
Page Count: 336
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT/GST
Price includes VAT/GST

Institutional Subscription

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.

Table of Contents

Contents. List of Contributors. Preface (E.E. Bittar and N. Bittar). The Thymus in Immunity (J.F.A.P. Miller). The ß-Cell in Immunity (D. Tarlinton). Cell-to-Cell Interactions in the Immune System (W.A. Sewell and R. Penny). Immunological Tolerance (J.F.A.P. Miller). The Generation of Diversity in the Immune System (E.J. Steele and H.S. Rothenfluh). The Antigen-Antibody Complex: Structure and Recognition (P.M. Colman). The Major Histocompatibility Complex (B.D. Tait). ß and T Cell Signaling at the Molecular Level (T. Mustelin and P. Burn). Cytokines in Immunology (A.J. Hapel and S.R. McColl). Activation and Control of the Complement System (B.P. Morgan). Phagocytes in Immunity and Inflammation (P.M. Murphy). Anaphylaxis (C.Prussin and M. Kaliner). Autoimmunity and Atutoimmune Disease (S.K. Bhatia and N.R. Rose). Cell Death and the Immune System (R.M. Kluck and J.W. Halliday). Designer Antibodies (A. Minn and J. Quintans). Psychoneuroimmunology (R.M. Benca). Index.


As this volume demonstrates, immunobiology is a young science which is undergoing explosive growth. Judged by results, it is already an elaborate discipline which cuts across every other area in biomedical research and even has its own vocabolary (e.g., the "veto" effect). Rather than inculcate the habit of superficial learning by having the student go through a maze of details, we have sought to gather together sixteen essays that range from T-cells to psyhoneuroimmunology. This is keeping with the growing understanding that the student is expected to read and think far more for herself/himself.
Next to nothing is known about innate immunity. However, recent evidence suggests that collectins might bridge the gap between innate immunity and specific clonal immune responses. Collectins are soluble effector proteins that include serum mannose-binding protein, and lung surfactants A and D. They are considered to be ante-antibodies.


No. of pages:
© Elsevier Science 1996
17th December 1996
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:

Ratings and Reviews

About the Editor

Edward Bittar

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Physiology, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, USA