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Atlas of Immunology

3rd Edition

By Julius M. Cruse, MD, PhD, Robert E. Lewis

CRC Press

958 pages | 1348 B/W Illus.

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In the 11 years since this atlas first published, the immunology field has experienced an exponential increase in information. Besides the unprecedented advances in knowledge of cell receptors and signal transduction pathways, an avalanche of new information has been gleaned from contemporary research concerning cytokines and chemokines, with special reference to their structure and function.

Visually Enhances Definitions in the Language of Immunology

Now with more than 1300 illustrations, Atlas of Immunology, Third Edition is the most thorough and up-to-date treatment of essentially all concepts needed to comprehend the complex science of immunology.

Completely revised and expanded, this third edition features:

  • Hundreds of new illustrations
  • Two new chapters – Immunophenotyping of Hematopoietic Malignances and Immunomodulators
  • An expanded chapter on the history of immunology
  • Additional human CD markers

Written in a highly readable, two-column format, this complete reference covers a wide array of subjects, with content ranging from photographs of field pioneers to illustrations of molecular structures of recently characterized cell receptors, chemokines, and cytokines. The atlas also addresses the major histocompatability complex molecules, immunoglobulins, hematopoietic cells in leukemia, and molecules of related interest to immunologists. You won’t find another publication anywhere that matches the breadth or detail of illustrated immunological concepts.

Reviews

Praise for previous editions:

This heavyweight offering could be a vade mecum for the infectious disease researcher. It covers the whole of immunology from A bloodgroup to zymosan in easy-to-read bites.

—Brian Henderson, University College London, Microbiology Today

Definitions and descriptions appear in every textbook, but few, if any, are as complete as what is presented in this book…a useful book to have on the shelf when you come across a word or phrase for which you need a brief and accurate definition…useful for definitions of obscure phrases.

—Marion C. Cohen, Ph.D., Doody’s Review Service

A beautifully illustrated and appealing discussion of the history of Immunology … concise, descriptive and up to date discussions of subject matter. Illustrations, both diagrams and photomicrographs are abundant and clear… the division of the text into an encyclopedic form and the comprehensive index make this book an extremely useful reference…clinical and research immunologists will delight in the book as the showpiece of a personal library.

— L.L. Wallman, Dept. of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Westmead Hospital, Australia, for the World Allergy Association

A well-illustrated encyclopedic dictionary… this handy work contributes significantly to this rapidly advancing discipline. … With four completely new chapters …. this edition substantially expands and revises the previous one. … Over 1,000 illustrations … accompany well-written entries. … Summing Up: Highly recommended.

CHOICE, Vol. 42, No. 02

…quite comprehensive… . This book, with its emphasis upon the definition and discussion of the important and relevant concepts in the field, I would see as a very valuable in-depth study text… .

Australian Journal of Medical Science, Nov. 2004, Vol. 25, No. 4

Table of Contents

History of Immunology

Molecules, Cells, and Tissues of the Immune Response

Antigens and Immunogens

Major Histocompatibility Complex

Antigen Processing and Presentation

B Lymphocyte Development and Immunoglobulin Genes

Immunoglobulin Synthesis, Properties, Structure, and Function

Antigen–Antibody Interactions

The Thymus and T Lymphocytes

Cytokines and Chemokines

The Complement System

Types I, II, III, and IV Hypersensitivity

Immunoregulation and Immunologic Tolerance

Autoimmunity

Mucosal Immunity

Immunohematology

Immunological Diseases and Immunopathology

Immunophenotyping of Hematopoietic Malignancies

Immunodeficiencies: Congenital and Acquired

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

Immunomodulators

Transplantation Immunology

Tumor Immunology

Immunity against Microorganisms

Vaccines and Immunization

Therapeutic Immunology

Comparative Immunology

Immunological Methods and Molecular Techniques

Diagnostic Immunohistochemistry

About the Authors

Julius M. Cruse, B.A., B.S., D.Med.Sc., M.D., Ph.D., Dr.h.c., is a Guyton Distinguished Professor, Professor of Pathology, Director of Immunopathology and Transplantation Immunology, Director of Anatomic Pathology, Vice-Chair Department of Pathology, Director of Graduate Studies in Pathology, Professor of Medicine, Professor of Microbiology, and Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Robert E. Lewis, B.A., M.S., Ph.D., is Professor of Pathology and Director of Immunopathology and Transplantation Immunology in the Department of Pathology at the University of Mississippi Center in Jackson.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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MEDICAL / General
MED014000
MEDICAL / Clinical Medicine
MED044000
MEDICAL / Immunology