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Author Paul, William E., author

Title Immunity / William E. Paul
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015
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Contents Part 1. Immunology. Defense and Danger -- Tracing an Immune Response -- The Laws of Immunology: Universality, Tolerance, and Appropriateness -- Growing Up and Learning Immunology
Part 2. The First Law: Universality. Vaccines and Serum Therapy -- How Is Specificity Achieved? -- Immunology's "Eureka": Clonal Selection -- How Does Each Lymphocyte Develop a Distinct Receptor? -- B Cells and T Cells Recognize Different Types of Antigens -- My Foray into the Specificity Problem -- Genes And Immune Response -- The Laboratory of Immunology and the T-Cell Receptor
Part 3. The Second Law: Tolerance -- What Is Tolerance? -- How Does Tolerance Develop? -- Regulatory T Cells and the Prevention of Autoimmunity
Part 4. The Third Law: Appropriateness -- Different Structures, Different Functions -- Specific Types of Infections, Specific Types of T-Cell Responses -- Our Discovery of IL-4 and the Cells That Make It -- CD8 T Cells: Killer Cells and Friends -- Dendritic Cells: The Cells That Interpret the Infectious Threat
Part 5. How Did The Immune System Evolve? -- An "Ancient" Immune Response Controls "Modern" Immunity -- The Microbiome and Innate Immunity -- Evolution of the Immune System and Innate Lymphoid Cells
Part 6. AIDS, Autoimmunity, Allergy, Cancer, and Transplantation -- The HIV Epidemic and the Office Of AIDS Research -- How the Immune System Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus -- Allergy and Asthma -- Interleukin-4 and Allergy -- Can the Immune System Control Cancer? -- New Parts for Old: Bone Marrow and Organ Transplantation -- Julien
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Immune system.
Immunity.
Immunologic diseases.
Immune System Phenomena.
Immunity.
Immune System Diseases -- immunology.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1421418029 (electronic bk)
9781421418025 (electronic bk)