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Immunology, 8th Edition makes it easy for you to learn all the basic and clinical concepts you need to know for your courses and USMLEs. This medical textbook’s highly visual, carefully structured approach makes immunology simple to understand and remember.

    • Understand the building blocks of the immune system - cells, organs and major receptor molecules - as well as initiation and actions of the immune response, especially in a clinical context.

    • Visually grasp and retain difficult concepts easily thanks to a user-friendly color-coded format, key concept boxes, explanatory diagrams, and over 190 photos to help you visualize tissues and diseases.

    • Put concepts into practice. "Critical Thinking Boxes" and 25 online cases encourage you to "think immunologically" while anchoring your understanding of immunology through clinical application.

    • Gauge your mastery of the material and build confidence with high-yield style chapter-opening summaries and case-based and USMLE-style questions that provide effective chapter review and quick practice for your exams.

    • Access the full contents online at www.studentconsult.com where you'll find the complete text and illustrations, USMLE-style questions, clinical cases, and much more!
      • Get the depth of coverage you need in a smaller, more manageably sized book. Through meticulous editing and reorganization, primary material remains in the book while more specialized and clinical material has been moved online.

      • Master the most cutting-edge concepts in immunology. Thorough updates throughout provide the timely knowledge you need ace your exams.

      Preface vii

      List of Contributors ix

      SECTION 1

      Components of the Immune System 1

      1 Introduction to the Immune System 3

      David Male

      2 Cells, Tissues, and Organs of the

      Immune System 17

      Peter M Lydyard and Nino Porakishvili

      3 Antibodies 51

      Roy Jefferis

      4 Complement 71

      B Paul Morgan

      5 T Cell Receptors and MHC Molecules 89

      David B Roth

      SECTION 2

      Modes of Immune Response 107

      6 Mechanisms of Innate Immunity 109

      David Male

      7 Mononuclear Phagocytes in Immune

      Defense 125

      Luisa Martinez-Pomares and

      Siamon Gordon

      8 Antigen Presentation 143

      David Male

      9 Cell Cooperation in the Antibody

      Response 157

      Joseph C Marini and Kalpit A Vora

      10 Cell-mediated Cytotoxicity 171

      Victoria Male

      11 Regulation of the Immune Response 183

      David Bending

      12 Immune Responses in Tissues 199

      David Male

      SECTION 3

      Defense Against Infectious Agents 209

      13 Immunity to Viruses 211

      Persephone Borrow and Anthony A Nash

      14 Immunity to Bacteria and Fungi 223

      Gregory J Bancroft

      15 Immunity to Protozoa and Worms 243

      Richard J Pleass

      16 Primary Immunodeficiencies 263

      Luigi D Notarangelo

      17 AIDS, Secondary Immunodeficiency

      and Immunosuppression 277

      Dean H Kedes and Lisa A Nichols

      18 Vaccination 289

      Colin Casimir

      SECTION 4

      Immune Responses Against Tissues 305

      19 Immunological Tolerance 307

      Thomas Kamradt

      20 Autoimmunity and Autoimmune

      Disease 323

      James E Peters and David A Isenberg

      21 Transplantation and Rejection 341

      Andrew J T George

      22 Immunity to Cancers 355

      Pramod K Srivastava


      SECTION 5

      Hypersensitivity 369

      23 Immediate Hypersensitivity (Type I) 371

      Thomas A E Platts-Mills

      24 Hypersensitivity (Type II) 393

      David Male

      25 Hypersensitivity (Type III) 405

      David P D’Cruz

      26 Hypersensitivity (Type IV) 419

      Warwick J Britton

      Appendices online

      1. Major Histocompatibility Complex

      2. CD System

      3. The Major Cytokines

      4. Human Chemokines and Their Receptors

      Critical thinking: Explanations 433

      Glossary 445

      Index 455



      David Male, MA, PhD, Professor of Biology, Department of Life Sciences, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, Jonathan Brostoff, MA, DM, DSc(Med), FRCP, FRCPath, Professor Emeritus of Allergy and Environmental Health, King's College London, London, UK, David Roth, MD, PhD, Simon Flexner Professor and Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA and Ivan Roitt, DSc HonFRCP FRCPath FRS, Hon Director, Middlesex Centre for Investigative & Diagnostic Oncology, School of Health & Social Sciences, Middlesex University, London, UK
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