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Basic and Clinical Immunology



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Basic and Clinical Immunology by Mark Peakman
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A core textbook for medical students that integrates basic science and clinical immunology. The book has been written by two co-authors experienced in teaching integrated immunology courses, giving it a cohesiveness lacking in multi-author texts. In addition, the text has been extensively reviewed by subject specialists to ensure its authority. The focus is on the human immunology required by students to understand and treat common immunological diseases, animal research is included only where essential for an understanding of the subject. Designed to convey this complex subject easily, the book makes extensive use of key point and clinical boxes and is illustrated throughout with two-colour graphics. Features: * Targeted at and written for the medical student * Combines basic science and clinical immunology * Authors give a cohesive account of this integrated approach * All chapters reviewed by experts * "Very well illustrated * Concentrates on human material, not animal research * Many user-friendly learning features such as graphics

Table of Contents

Anatomy and Cells of the Immune System. Innate Immunity I: Physical and Humoral Protection. Innate Immunity II: Cellular Mechanisms. Acquired Immunity: Antigen Receptors. The Human Leukocyte Antigens. Cellular Immune Responses: Macrophages, Dendritic Cells and B Lymphocytes.Cellular Immune Responses: T Lymphocytes, Antigen Presentation and Natural Killer Cells. The Immune Response to Microbes: an Overview. Tolerance and Mechanisms of Autoimmunity. Hypersensitivity Reactions and Clinical Allergy. Transplantation. Rheumatic Diseases. Endocrine Autoimmune Disease. Liver Diseases. Gastrointestinal Diseases. Immune-Mediated Nephritis and Vasculitis. Immune-Mediated Skin Disease. Immune-Mediated Diseases of the Nervous System and Eye. Immunodeficiency. Human Immunodeficiency Virus and AIDS. Immunological Manifestations of Haematological Disease. Immune-Based Therapies. Immunisation Appendices: Commonly Encountered CD Molecules. Major Cytokines, Cells Releasing Them, Targets and Functions. List of Class II Human Leukocyte Antigen Alleles. Abbreviations Used for Amino Acids
Release date NZ
June 2nd, 1997
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
252 ills.
Churchill Livingstone
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