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The Immune System

4th Edition

By Peter Parham, Peter Parham

Garland Science

532 pages

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eBook (VitalSource) : 9780429153921
pub: 2014-10-01
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The Immune System, Fourth Edition emphasizes the human immune system and presents immunological concepts in a coherent, concise, and contemporary account of how the immune system works. Written for undergraduate, medical, veterinary, dental, and pharmacy students, it makes generous use of medical examples to illustrate points. This classroom-proven

Table of Contents

1. Elements of the Immune System and their Roles in Defense2. Innate Immunity: The Immediate Response to Infection3. Innate Immunity: The Induced Response to Infection4. Antibody Structure and the Generation of B-Cell Diversity5. Antigen Recognition by T Lymphocytes6. The Development of B Lymphocytes7. The Development of T Lymphocytes8. T Cell-Mediated Immunity9. Immunity Mediated by B Cells and Antibodies10. Preventing Infection at Mucosal Surfaces11. Immunological Memory and Vaccination12. Coevolution of Innate and Adaptive Immunity13. Failures of the Body's Defenses14. IgE-Mediated Immunity and Allergy15. Transplantation of Tissues and Organs16. Disruption of Healthy Tissue by the Immune Response17. Cancer and Its Interactions with the Immune System

About the Authors

Peter Parham is a Professor in the Departments of Structural Biology and Microbiology & Immunology at Stanford University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Immunology
SCIENCE / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biochemistry
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General