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The immune response : basic and clinical principles

Author: Tak W Mak; Mary E Saunders, (Scientific editor)
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Academic, ©2006.
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The Immune Response is a unique reference work covering the basic and clinical principles of immunology in a modern and comprehensive fashion. Written in an engaging conversational style, the book conveys the broad scope and fascinating appeal of immunology. The book is beautifully illustrated with superb figures as well as many full color plates. This extraordinary work will be an invaluable resource for lecturers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mak, Tak W., 1945-
Immune response.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Academic, ©2006
(DLC) 2005024292
(OCoLC)61451525
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tak W Mak; Mary E Saunders, (Scientific editor)
ISBN: 9780120884513 0120884518 9780080534480 0080534481 0123695325 9780123695321
OCLC Number: 162569867
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 1194 pages) : color illustrations
Contents: BASIC IMMUNOLOGY --
Perspective on Immunity --
Introduction to the Immune Response --
Cells and Tissues of the Immune Response --
Innate Immunity --
B Cell Receptor Structure and Effector Function --
Antigen-Antibody Interaction --
Exploiting Antigen-Antibody Interaction --
The Immunoglobulin Genes --
The Humoral Response: B Cell Development and Activation --
The Major Histocompatibility Complex --
Antigen Processing and Presentation --
T Cell Receptor: Structure of its Proteins and Genes --
T Cell Development --
T Cell Activation --
T cell differentiation and effector function --
Immune Tolerance in the Periphery --
Cytokines and their Receptors --
Bridging Innate and Specific Immunity: NK, gd T and NKT cells --
Complement --
Mucosal and Cutaneous Immunity --
Comparative Immunology --
CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY --
Immunity to Pathogens --
Vaccines and Clinical Immunization --
Primary Immunodeficiencies --
HIV and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome --
Tumor Immunology --
Transplantation --
Allergy and Hypersensitivity --
Autoimmune Disease --
Glossary --
Appendices --
Index --
Abbreviations.
Responsibility: Tak W. Mak and Mary E. Saunders ; contributors, Maya R. Chaddah, Wendy L. Tamminen.
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Covers the basic and clinical principles of immunology in a comprehensive fashion. This book presents elegant illustrations which explain key concepts. It provides historical context to allow fuller  Read more...

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"...sets a high standard of excellence in the immunologic literature."- Robert S. Schwartz, M.D. for THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE"This is a valuable book for any veteran immunologist or Read more...

 
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