BIOS Instant Notes in Immunology

3rd Edition

By Peter Lydyard, Alex Whelan, Michael Fanger

© 2011 – Taylor & Francis

368 pages | 139 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9780415607537
pub: 2011-03-31
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About the Book

BIOS Instant Notes in Immunology, Third Edition, is the perfect text for undergraduates looking for a concise introduction to the subject, or a study guide to use before examinations. Each topic begins with a summary of essential facts-an ideal revision checklist-followed by a description of the subject that focuses on core information, with clear, simple diagrams that are easy for students to understand and recall in essays and exams.

BIOS Instant Notes in Immunology, Third Edition, is fully up-to-date and covers:

  • Overview of the Immune System
  • Cells and Molecules of the Innate Immune System
  • The Adaptive Immune System
  • Antibodies
  • The Antibody Response
  • The T Cell Response – Cell-Mediated Immunity
  • Regulation of the Immune Response
  • Immunity to Infection
  • Vaccination
  • Immunodeficiency – when the Immune System Fails
  • Hypersensitivity – when the Immune System Misbehaves
  • Autoimmunity and Autoimmune Diseases
  • Transplantation
  • Tumor Immunology
  • Gender and the Immune System
  • Aging and the Immune System (Immunosenescence)
  • Immunotherapy


While this guide cannot provide the detail of a text book such as Janeway’s Immunobiology, the third edition of Immunology surely deserves a place upon every immunologist’s bookshelf as an affordable and concise overview of the entire field, something which every biologist should revise every now and again.

--Laura J. Carney, School of Medical Sciences, University of Bristol, UK

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 misbehaves

L. Autoimmunity and autoimmune diseases

M. Transplantation

N. Tumor immunology

O. Gender and the immune system

P. Aging and the immune system (immunosenescence)

Q. Immunotherapy

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:
MEDICAL / Immunology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Cytology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology