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Author Playfair, J. H. L.

Title Immunology at a glance / J.H.L. Playfair, B.M. Chain
Edition Ninth edition
Published Chichester, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009

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 MELB  616.079 Pla/Iaa 2009  AVAILABLE
Description 109 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
regular print
Series At a glance series
At a glance series (Oxford, England)
Contents Machine derived contents note: Preface. -- Acknowledgements. -- Note on the ninth edition. -- How to use this book. -- Further reading. -- Immunity. -- 1 The scope of immunology. -- 2 Innate and adaptive immune mechanisms. -- 3 Recognition and receptors: the keys to immunity. -- 4 Evolution of immune mechanisms. -- 5 Cells involved in immunity: the haemopoietic system. -- Innate immunity. -- 6 Receptors of the innate immune system. -- 7 Complement. -- 8 Acute inflammation. -- 9 Phagocytic cells and the reticuloendothelial system. -- 10 Phagocytosis. -- Adaptive immunity. -- (i) The molecular basis. -- 11 Evolution of recognition mechanisms: the immunoglobulin superfamily. -- 12 The major histocompatibility complex. -- 13 The T-cell receptor. -- 14 Antibody diversification and synthesis. -- 15 Antibody structure and function. -- . -- (ii) The cellular basis. -- 16 Lymphocytes. -- 17 Primary lymphoid organs and lymphopoiesis. -- 18 Secondary lymphoid organs and lymphocyte traffic. -- (iii) The adaptive immune response. -- 19 Antigen processing and presentation. -- 20 The antibody response. -- 21 Antigen-antibody interaction and immune complexes. -- 22 Cell-mediated immune responses. -- (iv) Regulation. -- 23 Tolerance. -- 24 Idiotypes, anti-idiotypes and networks. -- 25 The cytokine network. -- 26 Immunity, hormones and the brain. -- Potentially useful immunity. -- 27 Anti-microbial immunity: a general scheme. -- 28 Immunity to viruses. -- 29 Immunity to bacteria. -- 30 Immunity to fungi and ectoparasites. -- 31 Immunity to protozoa. -- 32 Immunity to worms. -- 33 Immunity to tumours. -- Undesirable effects of immunity. -- 34 Harmful immunity: a general scheme. -- 35 Allergy and anaphylaxis. -- 36 Immune complexes, complement and disease. -- 37 Chronic and cell-mediated inflammation. -- 38 Autoimmunity. -- 39 Transplant rejection. -- Altered immunity. -- 40 Immunosuppression. -- 41 Immunodeficiency. -- 42 HIV and AIDS. -- 43 Immunostimulation and vaccination. -- Immunity in health and disease. -- 44 Immunity and clinical medicine. -- 45 Investigating immunity. -- 46 Into the future: immunology in the age of genomics. -- Self-assessment. -- Self-assessment questions. -- Answers. -- Appendices. -- Appendix I: Comparative sizes and molecular weights. -- Appendix II: Landmarks in the history of immunology: some unsolved problems. -- Appendix III: CD classification
Summary "This book is a concise and accessible introduction and revision aid for all students of bioscience and medicine/paramedicine and the busy clinician or specialist, who want a quick, yet thorough, grasp of immunology."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Previous ed.: c2005
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Immunity.
Immunology.
Immunology -- Charts, diagrams, etc.
Antigens.
Immune System.
Lymphocytes.
Antibodies.
Allergy and Immunology.
Immunity.
Author Chain, B. M.
LC no. 2008039507
ISBN 1405180528
9781405180528