Synopses & Reviews
The new edition of the acclaimed bestseller, always praised for offering cutting edge material in the context of landmark experiments, in a student friendly format built on pedagogy not usually found in immunology texts.
The new edition of Immunology builds on the tradition of fine teaching and scientific excellence established by Janis Kuby in the first three editions and carried forward by new authors Richard Goldsby, Thomas Kindt, and Barbara Osborne in the previous edition. By presenting essential immunology concepts in an experimental context, supported by innovative pedagogy, the book brings students the latest scientific discoveries and clinical advances from the field in the most accessible format available. This streamlined new edition enhances the book's classic features with a wealth of new information, enhanced art, and stronger clinical coverage.
Table of Contents
Ch. 1. Overview of the immune system -- Ch. 2. Cells and organs of the immune system -- Ch. 3. Antigens -- Ch. 4. Antibodies: structure and function -- Ch. 5. Organization and expression of immunoglobulin genes -- Ch. 6. Antigen-antibody interactions: principles and applications -- Ch. 7. Major histocompatibility complex -- Ch. 8. Antigen processing and presentation -- Ch. 9. T-cell receptor -- Ch. 10. T-cell maturation, activation, and differentiation -- Ch. 11. B-cell generation, activation, and differentiation -- Ch. 12. Cytokines -- Ch. 13. The complement system -- Ch. 14. Cell-mediated effector responses -- Ch. 15. Leukocyte activation and migration -- Ch. 16. Hypersensitive reactions -- Ch. 17. Infection and immunity -- Ch. 18. Vaccines -- Ch. 19. AIDS and other immunodeficiencies -- Ch. 20. Autoimmunity -- Ch. 21. Transplantation immunology -- Ch. 22. Cancer and the immune system -- Ch. 23. Experimental systems.