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Author DeFranco, Anthony L.

Title Immunity : the immune response in infectious and inflammatory disease / Anthony L. DeFranco, Richard M. Locksley, Miranda Robertson.

Publication Info. London : New Science Press ; Sunderland, MA : Sinauer Associates, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  571.9646 D316I    Check Shelf
Description xxx, 387 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Series Primers in biology.
Primers in biology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-369) and index.
Contents Overview of the immune response -- Signaling and adhesive molecules of the immune system -- Innate immunity -- Adaptive immunity and the detection of the infection by T Lymphocytes -- Activation and effector actions of T cells -- B cells and humoral immunity -- Development of lymphocytes and selection of the repertoire -- Specialized lymphocytes in early responses and homeostasis -- The immune response to bacterial infection -- The immune response to viral infection -- The immune response to fungal and parastitic infection -- Tolerance and autoimmunity -- Allergy and hypersensitivity -- Transplantation immunology, tumor immunity and vaccination.
Summary An understanding of the immune system is central to the understanding of how the body interacts with its surroundings. Presenting an insight into this biological system, this book leads students through both innate and adaptive immunity, how infection is detected and how the cells of the immune system interact to generate a response.
Subject Immunity.
Immune System Diseases.
Immune System.
Immune system.
Immunologic diseases.
Added Author Locksley, Richard M.
Robertson, Miranda.
ISBN 9780953918102 New Science Press paperback
0953918106 New Science Press paperback
9780199206148 Oxford University Press paperback
0199206147 Oxford University Press paperback
9780878931798 Sinauer Associates paperback
0878931791 Sinauer Associates paperback
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