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Color Atlas of Immunology : Thieme Flexibook - Gerd-R. Burmester

Color Atlas of Immunology

Thieme Flexibook

By: Gerd-R. Burmester, Antonio Pezzuto, Timo Ulrichs (Contribution by), Alexandra Aicher (Contribution by)

Paperback Published: 21st May 2003
ISBN: 9783131267412
Number Of Pages: 336

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A pocket atlas flexibook on this dynamic and wide-ranging field, indispensable for students of medicine and biology alike. Complex processes are well-illustrated in clear images that are not burdened with unnecessary details.

Following an introductory part and a section on laboratory methods in immunology, the bulk of the book concentrates on the manifestations of immunological diseases in the human body, providing comprehensive capsule descriptions of all common immune diseases.

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'Provides all the basics of immunology in a convenient, easy-to-read format...high-quality color plates...an essential introduction to this growing discipline for all medical and bioscience students. It will also be a valuable reference guide for the experienced practitioners and researchers.' E-Streams'Dense text...beautiful color plates for immediate identification and reference purposes...a reasonable book to update knowledge base...wonderful diagrams and illustrations...really nice, concise, and eminently portable pocket book on human immunology...highly [recommended].' --Doody's Review

Fundamental Principles
The Immune Systemp. 1
Origin of Cells of the Immune System
Overviewp. 2
Organs of the Lymphatic System
Overviewp. 4
Thymusp. 6
Peripheral Organsp. 8
T-Lymphocyte Development and Differentiation
T Cell Developmentp. 10
T-Cell Selectionp. 12
T-Cell Receptorsp. 14
T-Cell Antigensp. 16
T-Cell Activationp. 18
T[subscript H]1 and T[subscript H]2 Cellsp. 20
B-Lymphocyte Development and Differentiation
B-Cell Ontogenesisp. 22
Germinal Center Reactionp. 24
Immunoglobulinsp. 26
Immunoglobulin Classesp. 28
Immunoglobulin Gene Organizationp. 30
Immunoglobulin Gene Product Expressionp. 32
Important B-Cell Antigensp. 34
Cell-Cell Interactions
Interactions between T Cells and Antigen-presenting Cellsp. 36
Nonspecific Defense Cells
Natural Killer Cellsp. 38
Monocytes and Dendritic Cells
The Phagocyte Systemp. 40
Monocyte Function and Antigensp. 42
Dendritic Cell Populationsp. 44
DC Maturation: Changes in Phenotype and Fuctionp. 46
HLA System (MHC System)
Genomic Organization of the HLA Complexp. 48
HLA Molecule Structure and Class I Allelesp. 50
HLA Molecules: Class II Alleles (II)p. 52
MHC Class II-dependent Antigen Presentationp. 54
MHC Class I-dependent Antigen Presentationp. 56
The Complement System
Activation and Effectorsp. 58
Regulation and Effectsp. 60
Innate Immunity
Pathogen-associated Molecular Patternsp. 62
Leukocyte Migration
Leukocyte Adhesion and Migrationp. 64
Pathological Immune Mechanisms and Tolerance
Hypersensitivity Reactionsp. 66
Induction and Preservation of Tolerancep. 68
Mechanisms of Autoimmunityp. 70
Mechanisms of Autoimmunity (II)p. 72
Apoptosisp. 74
Laboratory Applications
Antigen-Antibody Interactions
Definitions and Precipitation Techniquesp. 76
Techniques of Electrophoresisp. 78
Agglutination Techniques/Complement-binding Reactionp. 80
ELISA, RIA, and Immunoblottingp. 82
Immunofluorescencep. 84
Immunohistologyp. 86
Cellular Immunity
Cell Isolation Techniquesp. 88
Tests of T-Cell Functionp. 90
Antigen-specific Testsp. 92
Assay Procedures for Characterizing Antigen-specific T Cellsp. 94
Humoral Immunity
Tests of B-Cell Functionp. 96
Molecular Biological Methods
Analytical Techniquesp. 98
Clinical Immunology
Humoral Immunodeficienciesp. 100
Cellular Immunodeficienciesp. 102
Granulocytic Deficienciesp. 104
Complement Deficiencies and Defectsp. 106
HIV Structure and Replicationp. 108
Course of HIV Infectionp. 110
Diagnosis and Treatment of HIV Infectionp. 112
Hemolytic Diseases and Cytopenias
ABO Blood Group Systemp. 114
Rhesus and Other Blood Group Systemsp. 116
Mechanisms of Hemolysis and Antibody Detectionp. 118
Autoimmune Hemolysis Due to Warm Antibodiesp. 120
Autoimmune Hemolysis Due to Cold Antibodiesp. 122
Drug-induced Hemolysis and Transfusion Reactionsp. 124
Autoimmune Neutropenias and Other Cytopeniasp. 126
Hematological Diseases
Acute Leukemiasp. 128
Overview of Lymphoma Classificationsp. 130
Hodgkin's Diseasep. 132
T-Cell Lymphomasp. 134
B-Cell Lymphomasp. 138
Plasma Cell Dyscrasiasp. 142
Multiple Myelomap. 144
Cryoglobulinemiap. 146
Amyloidosisp. 148
Tumor Immunology
Detection and Identification of Tumor Antigensp. 150
Immune Escape Mechanisms of Tumor Antigensp. 152
Immunotherapeutic Strategiesp. 154
Immunotherapeutic Strategies (II)p. 156
Transplantation of Autologous
Bone Marrow/Hematopoietic Stem Cellsp. 158
Transplantation of Allogenic Bone Marrow/Hematopoietic Stem Cellsp. 160
Clinical Aspects of Organ Transplantationp. 162
Immunological Aspects of Organ Transplantationp. 164
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Clinical Features of Rheumatoid Arthritisp. 166
Synovial Changes in Rheumatoid Arthritisp. 168
Pathogenesis of Rheumatoid Arthritisp. 170
Pathogenesis of Rheumatoid Arthritis (II)p. 172
Juvenile Chronic Arthritisp. 174
Clinical Features of Spondylarthritisp. 176
Pathogenesis of Spondylarthritisp. 178
Gout, Polychondritis and Behcet's Syndromep. 180
Autoantibody Patternsp. 182
Connective Tissue Disease and Vasculitis
Clinical Features of SLEp. 184
Pathogenesis of SLEp. 186
Scleroderma and Mixed Connective Tissue Diseasep. 188
Sjogren's Syndromep. 190
Myositic Diseasesp. 192
General Classification of Vasculitisp. 194
Immune Vasculitides and Polyarteritis Nodosap. 196
Giant Cell Arteritisp. 198
Skin Diseases
Urticariap. 200
Contact Allergiesp. 202
Atopic Dermatitis and Leukocytoclastic Vasculitisp. 204
Psoriasis and Bullous Skin Diseasesp. 206
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Atrophic Gastritis, Whipple's Disease and Spruep. 208
Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Diseasesp. 210
Autoimmune Liver Diseasesp. 212
Respiratory Diseases
Bronchial Asthma and Allergic Rhinitisp. 214
Sarcoidosis and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosisp. 216
Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitisp. 218
Tuberculosisp. 220
Renal Diseases
Immunological Mechanismsp. 222
Glomerulonephritisp. 224
Glomerulonephritis (II) and Interstitial Nephritisp. 226
Metabolic Diseases
Autoimmune Thyroid Diseasesp. 228
Diabetes Mellitus and Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndromep. 230
Heart Disease
Rheumatic Fever, Myocarditis, and Postinfarction Syndromep. 232
Neurological Diseases
Multiple Sclerosisp. 234
Autoantibody-mediated Diseasesp. 236
Myasthenia Gravis and Lambert-Eaton Syndromep. 238
Ophthalmic Diseases
Anatomy and Pathogenesisp. 240
Extraocular Inflammationsp. 242
Uveitisp. 244
Uveitis (II) and Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Diseasep. 246
Reproduction Immunology
Reproduction Immunologyp. 248
Overviewp. 250
New Vaccinesp. 252
Immune Pharmacology
Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs and Glucocorticoidsp. 254
Antimetabolites, Cyclophosphamide, Sulfasalazine, and Goldp. 256
Cyclosporin A, Mycophenolate, and Leflunomidep. 258
Monoclonal and Polyclonal Antibodiesp. 260
Tablesp. 262
Glossaryp. 300
Further Readingp. 306
Indexp. 308
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ISBN: 9783131267412
ISBN-10: 3131267410
Series: Thieme Flexibook
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 21st May 2003
Publisher: Thieme Publishing Group
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 12.4 x 19.1  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.35

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