BIOS Instant Notes in Immunology

2nd Edition

By Peter Lydyard, Alex Whelan, Michael Fanger

© 2003 – Taylor & Francis

336 pages

Comp Exam Copy

About the Book

This new edition has been amended throughout, new sections have been added on ageing and gender and the immune system, and diagrams have been redrawn for improved clarity and consistency of style.

Instant Notes in Immunology, Second Edition provides concise coverage of immunology at an undergraduate level, providing easy access to the core information in the field. The book covers all important areas in immunology in a format which is ideal for learning and rapid revision. Also features MCQs and answers test knowledge and understanding.


If you're looking for an outline of immunology for studying, this book would be a good choice. It is easy to read and hits the high points covered by multiple choice questions on exams.

--Doody's Book Reviews

Table of Contents

A. Overview of the immune system. B. Cells and molecules of the innate immune system. C. The adaptive immune system. D. Antibodies. E. The antibody response. F. The T cell response - cell-mediated immunity. G. Regulation of the immune response. H. Immunity to infection. I. Vaccination. J. Immunodeficiency - when the immune system fails. K. Hypersensitivity - when the immune system overreacts. L. Autoimmunity and autoimmune diseases. M. Transplantation. N. Tumor immunology. O. Gender and the immune system. P. Aging and the immune system (immunosenescence). Further Reading. Multiple Choice Questions. Appendix I - Selected CD molecules. Appendix II - The principal cytokines. Glossary. Index

About the Series

Instant Notes

The Instant Notes series provides concise coverage of each subject, providing easy access to essential information. Each book:

  • focuses on core information
  • enables the reader to grasp the subject quickly and easily
  • offers a structural approach to learning
  • provides the essential facts with detailed explanations and clear illustrations.

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Subject Categories

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