Immunology For Medical Students
Comprehensive yetconcise andeasy to read , this updated edition ofImmunology for Medical Students effectively explainscomplex immunology topics and their relevance in clinical practice. Boastingjust the right amount of detail for today's busy medical student, it delivers state-of-the-art coverage of thelatest scientific and clinical knowledge in the field.Detailed and explanatory illustrations, combined with clinically relevant examples and cases, offer a unique understanding of the human immune system and its role in protecting us from disease.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Introduction Introduction to the Immune SystemBasic Concepts and Components of the Immune SystemSection 2: Antigen-Recognition Molecules 3. Introduction to Antigen Recognition4. Antigens and Antibody Structure5. Antibody-Antigen Interaction6. Antibody Diversity7. The T-Cell Receptor8. Major Histocompatibility Complex9. Review of Antigen RecognitionSection 3: Physiology 10. Antigen Processing and Presentation11. Lymphocyte Activation12. Hematopoiesis13. The Organs and Tissues of the Immune System14. B-Cell Development15. T-Cell Development16. T-Cell Interactions and T-Cell Help17. Immunological Memory and Homeostasis18. Regulation of the Immune System19. Brief Review of Immune PhysiologySection 4: Innate Immunity 20. Constitutive Defenses Including Complement21. Phagocytes22. Killing in the Immune System23. Inflammation24. Cytokines in the Immune SystemSection 5: Immune System in Health and Disease 25. Infections and Vaccines26. Hypersensitivity Reactions27. Immediate Hypersensitivity (Type I): Allergy28. How Autoimmune Disease Develops29. Antibody-Mediated Hypersensitivity (Type II)30. Immune Complex Disease (Type III Hypersensitivity)31. Delayed Hypersensitivity (Type IV) and Review of Hypersensitivity Reactions32. Primary Immunodeficiency33. Secondary Immunodeficiency34. Transplantation35. Tumor Immunology36. Bio PharmaceuticalsGlossaryIndex