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Primer to The Immune Response - Tak W. Mak

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Published: 23rd December 2013
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Written in the same engaging conversational style as the acclaimed first edition, Primer to The Immune Response, 2nd?Edition is a fully updated and invaluable resource for college and university students in life sciences, medicine and other health professions who need a concise but comprehensive introduction to immunology. The authors bring clarity and readability to their audience, offering a complete survey of the most fundamental concepts in basic and clinical immunology while conveying the subject's fascinating appeal.

The content of this new edition has been completely updated to include current information on all aspects of basic and clinical immunology. The superbly drawn figures are now in full color, complemented by full color plates throughout the book. The text is further enhanced by the inclusion of numerous tables, special topic boxes and brief notes that provide interesting insights. At the end of each chapter, a self-test quiz allows students to monitor their mastery of major concepts, while a set of conceptual questions prompts them to extrapolate further and extend their critical thinking. Moreover, as part of the Academic Cell line of textbooks, Primer to The Immune Response, 2nd Edition contains research passages that shine a spotlight on current experimental work reported in Cell Press articles. These articles also form the basis of case studies that are found in the associated online study guide and are designed to reinforce clinical connections.



  • 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 clear, elegant color illustrations
  • Comprehensive glossary and list of abbreviations

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

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