Roitt's Essential Immunology

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Item#: 9781118415771
Edition 13
Author Delves Et Al
Cover Paperback

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 brand 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 at including:

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 vi

Acknowledgments viii

Preface ix

Abbreviations x

How to use your textbook xvi

About the companion website xvii

Part 1: Fundamentals of immunology 1

1 Innate immunity 3

2 Specific acquired immunity 52

3 Antibodies 69

4 Membrane receptors for antigen 97

5 Antigen‐specific recognition 139

6 The anatomy of the immune response 167

7 Lymphocyte activation 187

8 The production of effectors 218

9 The regulation of the immune response 272

10 Development and evolution of the immune response 291

Part 2: Applied immunology 319

11 Adversarial strategies during infection 321

12 Vaccines 353

13 Immunodeficiency 378

14 Allergy and other hypersensitivities 405

15 Transplantation 435

16 Tumor immunology 458

17 Autoimmune diseases 499

Glossary 529

Index 541