From the beginning, immunologists have maintained a unique nomenclature that has often mystified and even baffled their colleagues in other fields, causing them to liken immunology to a black box. With more than 1200 illustrations, the Illustrated Dictionary of Immunology, Third Edition provides immunologists and nonimmunologists a single-volume resource for the many terms encountered in contemporary immunological literature.
Encyclopedic in scope and including more than 1200 illustrations, the content ranges from photographs of historical figures to molecular structures of recently characterized cytokines, the major histocompatibility complex molecules, immunoglobulins, and molecules of related interest to immunologists. These descriptive illustrations provide a concise and thorough understanding of the subject.
To reflect modern advances, the third edition includes entries on immunopharmacology, newly described interleukins, comparative immunology, immunity to infectious diseases, and expanded definitions in all of the immunological subspecialities. Providing unprecedented breadth and detail, this readily accessible book is not only a pictorial reference but also a primary resource.
Table of Contents
Appendix I Mouse CD Chart
Appendix II Complement Pathways
Appendix III Cytokines and Their Receptors
Appendix IV Chemokines and Their Receptors
Appendix V Human Leukocyte Differentiation Antigens
Julius M. Cruse, B.A., B.S., D.Med.Sc., M.D., Ph.D., D.D.H.C. is a Guyton Distinguished Professor, Professor of Pathology, Director of Immunopathology and Transplantation Immunology, Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine and Director of Graduate Studies in Pathology, Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Professor of Microbiology. Dr. Cruse formerly was a Professor of Immunology and Biology at the University of Mississippi Graduate School. Dr. Cruse earned B.A. and B.S. degrees in chemistry in 1958 from the University of Mississippi. He was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Graz (Austria) Medical Faculty, where he wrote a thesis on Russian tick-borne encephalitis virus and earned a D. Med. Sc. summa cum laude in 1960. On his return to the United States, he entered the M.D.–Ph.D. program at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, completing the M.D. in 1964 and the Ph.D. in pathology (immunopathology) in 1966. Dr. Cruse also trained in pathology at the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences, Memphis. He is a member of numerous professional societies including the American Association of Immunologists (Historian), the American Society for Investigative Pathology, the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (council member, 1997–1999; former chairman, 1987–1995, member of Publications Committee), the Societé Francaise d’Immunologie, the Transplantation Society, and the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, among many others. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Health (U.K.) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (London). He was named a Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa, in 1999 by The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, New York City. Dr. Cruse’s research has centered on transplantation and tumor immunology, autoimmunity, MHC genetics in the pathogenesis of AIDS, neuroendocrine immune interactions, and Toll-like receptors. He has received many research grants during his career, including 12 years of support from the Wilson Research Foundation for investigation of neuroendocrine–immune system interactions in spinal cord injury patients. He is the author of more than 275 publications in scholarly journals and 45 books, and has directed dissertation and thesis research for more than 40 graduate students. He is editor-in-chief of the international Immunologic Research, Experimental and Molecular Pathology and Transgenics journals and served as chief editor of Pathobiology from 1982–1998 and founded the Immunologic Research, Transgenics and Pathobiology journal. Robert E. Lewis, B.A., M.S., Ph.D. is a Professor of Pathology and Director of Immunopathology and Transplantation Immunology in the Department of Pathology at the University of Mississippi Center in Jackson. He earned a B.A. and M.S. in microbiology and a Ph.D. in pathology (immunopathology) from the University of Mississippi. Following specialty post‑doctoral training at several medical institutions, Dr. Lewis rose through the academic ranks from Instructor to Professor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Lewis is a member of numerous professional societies including the American Association of Immunologists, the American Society for Investigative Pathology, the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, the American Society for Microbiology, the Canadian Society for Immunology, the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (member of board of directors, council member and chairman of Publications Committee), and other scientific organizations. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Health of Great Britain and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (U.K.). Dr. Lewis has been the recipient of a number of research grants in his career, including 12 years of support funded by the Wilson Research Foundation for his research on neuroendocrine–immune system interactions in spinal cord injury patients. His current research focuses on post-transplant monitoring and antibody identification. Dr. Lewis has authored or co‑authored more than 140 papers and 150 abstracts and has made numerous scientific presentations at national and international conferences. In addition to his work on neuroendocrine–immune interactions, his current research involves immunogenetics aspects of AIDS progression. Dr. Lewis is a founder, senior editor and deputy editor-in-chief of Immunologic Research and Transgenics and is senior editor and deputy editor-in-chief of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. He served as senior editor and deputy editor-in-chief of Pathobiology from 1982–1998.