Roitt's Essential Immunology

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Edition 13
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Roitt's Essential Immunology -the textbook of choice for students and instructors of immunology worldwide  Roitt&s Essential Immunologyclearly explains the key principles needed by medical and health sciences students, from the basis of immunity to clinical applications.  A
and new introduction sets the scene to section 1, Fundamentals of Immunology, introducing the microbial world and the strategies the body employs to defend itself. Each chapter then guides the reader through a different part of the immune system, and explains the role of each cell or molecule individually, and then as a whole.  Section 2, Applied Immunology, discusses what happens when things go wrong, and the role the immune system plays alongside the damaging effects of a disease, including cancer, immunodeficiency, allergies and transplantation and the beneficial effects of vaccines.The 13thedition continues to be a user-friendly and engaging introduction to the workings of the immune system, whilst supporting those who require a slightly more detailed understanding of the key developments in immunology.  The content has been fully updated throughout and includes:An expansion on key clinical topics, including: innate immunity, autoimmune conditions, asthma, primary immunodeficiency, and HIV/AIDSBeautifully presented with improved artwork and new illustrationsA range of learning features, including introduction re-cap boxes, end of chapter and section summaries to aid revision, as well as further reading suggestions, and a glossary to explain the most important immunology terms.<
/>Roitt's Essential Immunologyis also supported by a companion website atwww.roitt.comincluding:An additional online only chapter on immunological methods and applications Further interactive multiple choice and single best answer questions for each chapterAnimations and videos showing key conceptsFully downloadable figures and illustrations, further reading and useful linksUpdated extracts from the Encyclopaedia of Life SciencesPodcasts to reinforce the key principles explained in the text

Table of Contents
About the authors viAcknowledgments viiiPreface ixAb
eviations xHow to use your textbook xviAbout the companion website xviiPart 1: Fundamentals of immunology 1 1 Innate immunity 32 Specific acquired immunity 523 Antibodies 694 Mem
ane receptors for antigen 975 Antigen‐specific recognition 1396 The anatomy of the immune response 1677 Lymphocyte activation 1878 The production of effectors 2189 The regulation of the immune response 27210 Development and evolution of the immune response 291Part 2: Applied immunology 319 11 Adversarial strategies during infection 32112 Vaccines 35313 Immunodeficiency 37814 Allergy and other hypersensitivities 40515 Transplantation 43516 Tumor immunology 45817 Autoimmune diseases 499Glossary 529Index 541