New Edition
Edition 9
Edited by David Male, MA, PhD, R. Stokes Peebles, Jr., MD and Victoria Male, MA, PhD

Publication Date: 31 Mar 2020

Covering all the basic and clinical concepts you need to know for your coursework and USMLEs, Immunology, 9th Edition, offers a well-illustrated, carefully structured approach to this complex and fast-changing field. Carefully edited and authored by experts in both teaching and research, it provides cutting-edge, consistent coverage that links the laboratory and clinical practice. A user-friendly, color-coded format, including key concept boxes, explanatory diagrams, and nearly 200 photos to help you visually grasp and retain challenging concepts.

Key Features

    Explains the building blocks of the immune system - cells, organs, and major receptor molecules - as well as initiation and actions of the immune response, especially in a clinical context.

      Features a reorganized format that presents immunology in the order in which is typically taught and learned, better integrating basic and clinical immunology.

        Provides Critical Thinking boxes, chapter-opening summaries, and case-based and USMLE-style questions that provide effective review and quick practice for exams – plus more learning opportunities online, including USMLE-style questions and clinical cases.

        New Features

            Includes extensive updates to clinical information, including recent clinical approaches in cancer immunology, transplantation, autoimmunity, hypersensitivity, and more.

            Covers new topics such as innate lymphoid cells, antibody-based therapies and antibody engineering, innate immunity and its components, the genetics of immunologically-based diseases and personalized medicine, and immunotherapeutic agents for the treatment of cancer.

            About the author
            Edited by David Male, MA, PhD, Professor of Biology, Department of Life Sciences, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom; R. Stokes Peebles, Jr., MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Victoria Male, MA, PhD, Sir Henry Dale Fellow, Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
            Table of Contents

            SECTION 1 The Immune System and Innate Immunity

            1 Introduction to the Immune System

            2 Cells, Tissues and Organs of the Immune System

            3 Mechanisms of Innate Immunity

            4 Complement

            5 Mononuclear Phagocytes in Immune Defence

            SECTION 2 Adaptive Immune Responses

            6 T-Cell Receptors and Major Histocompatibility Complex Molecules

            7 Antigen Presentation

            8 Cell-Mediated Cytotoxicity

            9 B-Cell Development and the Antibody Response

            10 Antibodies

            11 Immunological Tolerance

            12 Regulation of the Immune Response

            13 Immune Responses in Tissues

            SECTION 3 Defence Against Infectious Agents

            14 Immunity to Viruses

            15 Immunity to Bacteria and Fungi

            16 Immunity to Protozoa and Worms

            17 Vaccination

            SECTION 4 Immunodeficiency

            18 Primary Immunodeficiencies

            19 AIDS, Secondary Immunodeficiency and Immunosuppression

            SECTION 5 Immune Responses Against Tissues

            20 Autoimmunity and Autoimmune Disease

            21 Transplantation and Rejection

            22 Immunity to Cancers

            SECTION 6 Hypersensitivity

            23 Immediate Hypersensitivity (Type I)

            24 Hypersensitivity (Type II)

            25 Hypersensitivity (Type III)

            26 Hypersensitivity (Type IV)

            Book details
            ISBN: 9780702078446
            Page Count: 432
            Illustrations : Approx. 511 illustrations
            Retail Price : £52.99
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