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Author Playfair, J. H. L.

Title Immunology at a glance / J.H.L. Playfair, B.M. Chain
Edition Eighth edition
Published Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Pub., 2005


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  616.079 Pla/Iaa 2005  AVAILABLE
Description 101 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Series The at a glance series
At a glance series (Oxford, England)
Contents The scope of immunology -- Innate and adaptive immune mechanisms -- Recognition and receptors : the keys to immunity -- Evolution of immune mechanisms -- Cells involved in immunity : the haemopoietic system -- Complement -- Acute inflammation -- Phagocytic cells : the reticulo-endothelial system -- Phagocytosis -- Lymphocytes -- Primary lymphoid organs and lymphopoiesis -- Secondary lymphoid organs and lymphocyte traffic -- Evolution of recognition mechanisms : the immunoglobulin superfamily -- The major histocompatibility complex -- The T cell receptor -- Antibody diversification and synthesis -- Antibody structure and function -- Antigen recognition and processing -- The antibody response -- Antigen-antibody interaction and immune complexes -- Cell-mediated immune responses -- Tolerance -- Idiotypes, anti-idiotypes and networks -- The cytokine network -- Immunity, hormones and the brain --
Anti-microbial immunity : a general scheme -- Immunity to viruses -- Immunity to bacteria -- Immunity to fungi -- Immunity to protozoa -- Immunity to worms -- Immunity to tumours -- Harmful immunity : a general scheme -- Allergy and anaphylaxis -- Immune complexes, complement and disease -- Chronic and cell-mediated inflammation -- Autoimmunity -- Transplant rejection -- Immunosuppression -- Immunodeficiency -- HIV and AIDS -- Immunostimulation and vaccination -- Immunity and clinical medicine -- Comparative sizes and molecular weights -- Landmarks in the history of immunology : some unsolved problems -- The CD classification
Summary "Immunology at a Glance provides a concise and accessible introduction and revision aid for undergraduate medical and science students. Following the familiar, easy-to-use At a Glance format, each topic is presented as a double-page spread with key facts accompanied by clear, informative line diagrams illustrating the essential points."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Immunology.
Immunology -- Charts, diagrams, etc.
Genre/Form Terminology.
Author Chain, B. M.
LC no. 2004021827
ISBN 1405131330