A brief treatment of immunobiology for second year undergraduates with little previous knowledge of the topic. The author illustrates molecular, biochemical and cellular phenomena with reference to all areas of zoology, including invertebrates, to draw out common themes and principles.
1 Protection against pathogens. 2 Recognition of pathogens. 3 Cells and tissues. 4 The antigen receptors. 5 Antigen recognition. 6 The major histocompatibility complex. 7 Evolution of the adaptive immune system. 8 Signals and control. 9 Tolerance to self