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Immunobiology : the immune system in health and disease

Author: Charles A Janeway
Publisher: Edinburgh : Churchill Livingstone, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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This authoritative textbook summarises the basic immunological concepts, looks at the main aspects of adaptive immunity, then integrates all the preceding material at the level of the complete organism in both health and disease.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles A Janeway
ISBN: 0815341016 9780815341017 0443073104 9780443073106
OCLC Number: 57202016
Notes: Previous edition: 2001.
Includes CD-ROM.
Description: 732 pages : color illustrations
Contents: pt. 1. An introduction to immunobiology and innate immunity. Basic concepts in immunology. Innate immunity --
pt. 2. The recognition of antigen. Antigen recognition by B-cell and T-cell receptors. The generation of lymphocyte antigen receptors. Antigen presentation to T lymphocytes --
pt. 3. The development of mature lymphocyte receptor repertoires. Signaling through immune system receptors. The development and survival of lymphocytes --
pt. 4. The adaptive immune response. T cell-mediated immunity. The humoral immune response. Adaptive immunity to infection --
pt. 5. The immune system in health and disease. Failures of host defense mechanisms. Allergy and hypersensitivity. Autoimmunity and transplantation. Manipulation of the immune response --
pt. 6. The origins of immune responses. Evolution of the innate immune system.
Responsibility: Charles A. Janeway [and others].

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States that the immune system exists to protect the host from infection and that its evolutionary history was shaped by this challenge. This book summarises the basic immunological concepts, and  Read more...

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