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Primer to the Immune Response - Tak W. Mak


Published: 23rd December 2013
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Primer to The Immune Response is an invaluable resource for college students, university undergraduates and students in medicine and other health professions who need a concise but complete and understandable introduction to immunology.
This book is written in the same engaging conversational style as the published reference book The Immune Response: Basic and Clinical Principles and conveys the same fascinating appeal of immunology. The authors bring clarity, readability and continuity of voice to an audience that requires only a brief survey of the most fundamental concepts in basic and clinical immunology. Primer to The Immune Response is beautifully illustrated with over 200 superb figures and 36 full color plates, and further enhanced by the inclusion of 60 tables and 6 Appendices. Included with purchase of the book is web site access to a captivating Immunomovie? that truly brings the immune response to pathogens to life. This new and unique immunology textbook compactly but elegantly covers both basic and clinical principles.
Complete yet concise coverage of the basic and clinical principles of immunology
Engaging conversational writing style that is to the point and very readable
Over 200 elegant illustrations that use 2-4 colours and emphasize clarity
60 Tables that summarize important points
36 Full color plates of basic and clinical items of interest
Special Topic Boxes that expand on key points
Take-Home Message and Did You Get It Self-Test Quiz at the end of each chapter
Comprehensive Glossary and List of Abbreviations
6 Appendices that provide topic enrichment
60 minute Immunomovie? illustrating the immune response to bacterial, viral and parastic infections
Companion website housing illustrations/plates and immunomovie

Introduction to the Immune Response;
Components of the Immune System;
Innate Immunity;
B Cell Development, Activation and Effector Function;
Major Histocompatibility Complex;
Antigen Processing and Presentation;
T Cell Development, Activation and Effector Function;
Peripheral Tolerance;
NK, NKT and ???? T cells;
Immunity to Infection;
Tumor Immunology;
Immune Hypersensitivity;
Hematopoietic Cancers;

ISBN: 9780123854612
ISBN-10: 012385461X
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 702
Published: 23rd December 2013