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Author Abbas, Abul K.

Title Basic immunology : functions and disorders of the immune system / Abul K. Abbas, Andrew H. Lichtman.

Publication Info. Philadelphia, PA : Saunders/Elsevier, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  616.079 A122B    Check Shelf
Edition Third edition.
Description viii, 312 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-243) and index.
Contents Introduction to the immune system : the nomenclature, general properties, and components of the immune system -- Innate immunity : the early defense against infections -- Antigen capture and presentation to lymphoctyes : what lymphocytes see -- Antigen recognition in the adaptive immune system : structure of lymphocyte antigen receptors and the development of immune repertoires --
Cell-mediated immune responses : activation of T lymphocytes by cell-associated microbes -- Effector mechanisms of cell-mediated immunity : eradication of intracellular microbes -- Humoral immune responses : activation of B lymphocytes and production of antibodies -- Effector mechanisms of humoral immunity : the elimination of extracellular microbes and toxins --
Immunological tolerance and autoimmunity : self-nonself discrimination in the immune system and its failure -- Immune responses against tumors and transplants : immunity to noninfectious transformed and foreign cells -- Hypersensitivity : disorders caused by immune responses -- Congenital and acquired immunodeficiencies : diseases caused by defective immune responses.
Subject Immunology.
Immune System -- physiology.
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes.
Added Author Lichtman, Andrew H.
ISBN 9781416046882 paperback
1416046887 paperback
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