Basic Immunology, 6th Edition
Meticulously reviewed and updated for today’s medical students, Basic Immunology, 6th Edition, is a concise text expertly written by the same distinguished author team as the best-selling, comprehensive text, Cellular and Molecular Immunology. This focused, easy-to-understand volume uses full-color illustrations and clinical images, useful tables, and practical features such as Summary Point boxes, end-of-chapter review questions, glossary terms, and clinical cases—all designed to help students master this complex topic in the most efficient, effective manner possible.
1 Introduction to the Immune System Nomenclature, General Properties, and Components 2 Innate Immunity The Early Defense Against Infections 3 Antigen Capture and Presentation to Lymphocytes What Lymphocytes See 4 Antigen Recognition in the Adaptive Immune System Structure of Lymphocyte Antigen Receptors and Development of Immune Repertoires 5 T Cell–Mediated Immunity Activation of T Lymphocytes 6 Effector Mechanisms of T Cell–Mediated Immunity Functions of T Cells in Host Defense 7 Humoral Immune Responses Activation of B Lymphocytes and Production of Antibodies 8 Effector Mechanisms of Humoral Immunity Elimination of Extracellular Microbes and Toxins 9 Immunological Tolerance and Autoimmunity Self-Nonself Discrimination in the Immune System and Its Failure 10 Immune Responses Against Tumors and Transplants Immunity to Noninfectious Transformed and Foreign Cells 11 Hypersensitivity Disorders Caused by Immune Responses 12 Congenital and Acquired Immunodeficiencies Diseases Caused by Defective Immunity Selected Readings Appendix I Glossary Appendix II Cytokines Appendix III Principal Features of Selected CD Molecules APPENDIX IV Clinical Cases
Abul K. Abbas, MBBS, Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, Andrew H. Lichtman, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA and Shiv Pillai, MBBS, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, MA, USA