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Immunology, Infection, and Immunity

Publication Date:
April 08, 2004
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742 pages

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    Book Summary

    Covers the foundation concepts of immunology and their application to the real world of diseases and health. • Examines the basic molecular and cellular components of the immune system relative to the pathogenesis and prevention of infectious diseases. • Concentrates on the way in which the immune system is critical to the pathogenesis and prevention of infectious diseases. • Focuses on primary and acquired immunodeficiency and immune system dysregulation as causes of pathology. • Includes examples and illustrations that depict basic immunologic processes in conjunction with their role in infectious or other diseases.

    This title is published by the American Society for Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.

  • Contents

    Table of Contents Section I. Function and Composition of the Immune System 1. Overview of Immunity, Karen E. Yates and Jeffrey B. Lyczak 2. Innate Immunity, Jeffrey B. Lyczak 3. Cells of the Immune System, Elinor M. Levy 4. Organs and Tissues of the Immune System, Steven A. Bogen 5. Complement, Francis Morre, Jr. Section II. Antibodies 6. Antibodies, Ronald B. Corley 7. Molecular Genetics of Antibody Diversity, Guillermo E. Taccioli 8. Antigens, Antigenicity, and Immunogenicity, Gerald B. Pier 9. Antibody-Antigen Interactions and Measurements of Immunolgoic Reactions, Johannes Huebner 10. B-Lymphocyte Activation and Antibody Production, Lee M. Wetzler and Hilde-Kari Guttormsen Section III. Cellular Immunity 11. The Major Histocompatibility Complex, Jeffrey B. Lyczak 12. Antigen Processing and Presentation, Lee M. Wetzler 13. The T-Cell Receptor, Howard Ceri and Chris Mody 14. T-Cell Maturation and Activation, Gerald B. Pier, Howard Ceri, Chris Mody, and Michael Preston 15. Cellular Communication, Arthur O. Tzianabos and Lee M. Wetzler Section IV. Immunologic Effector Systems and Immunity to Infection 16. Cell-Mediated Immunity, William R. Green 17. Mucosal Immunity, Scott Simpson and Lee M. Wetzler 18. Immunity to Bacterial Infections, Gerald B. Pier 19. Immunity to Viruses, Edward Barker 20. Immunity to Parasitic and Fungal Infections, Judith E. Allen and Leo X. Liu 21. Vaccines and Vaccination, Gerald B. Pier Section V. Immune System Dysfunction: Deficiencies 22. Immunology and AIDS, Saskia Boisot and Gerald B. Pier 23. Clinical and Genetic Perspectives in Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders, Jeff Milunsky and Stephen I. Pelton 24. Cancer and the Immune System, Lisa H. Butterfield, Stephen P. Schoenberger, and Jeffrey B. Lyczak Section VI. Immune System Dysfunction: Overactivity 25. Hypersensitivity, J. Patrick Whelan and Carolyn L. Cannon 26. Autoimmunity and Disease, Harley Y. Tse and Michael K. Shaw 27. Transplantation Immunology, Anil Chandraker and Mohamed H. Sayegh Appendix A. CD Antigens Appendix B. Index of Antigen Names with CD Designation Equivalents Appendix C. Cytokines, Chemokines, and Their Receptors Appendix D. Cell Types and Immune-Related Functions Appendix E. Historical Timeline of Immunology