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

Publication Date: 31 Mar 2020
Description
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.
  • Includes extensive updates to clinical information, including recent clinical approaches in cancer immunology, transplantation, autoimmunity, hypersensitivity, and more.
  • Features a reorganized format that presents immunology in the order in which is typically taught and learned, better integrating basic and clinical immunology.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices. It also features full color 3-D animations to deliver a dynamic visual overview of immunological concepts.

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: 9780702078453
      Page Count: 432
      Retail Price : £27.99
      Audience
      Medical students (approx. 73,000 new English speaking med students each year)
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