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How the immune system works
Sompayrac, Lauren, author.
Personal Author:
Fifth edition.
Publication Information:
Chichester, West Sussex ; Ames, Iowa : John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2016.
Physical Description:
viii, 151 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
How the Immune System Works has helped thousands of students understand what's in their big, thick, immunology textbooks. In his book, Dr. Sompayrac cuts through the jargon and details to reveal, in simple language, the essence of this complex subject. In fifteen easy-to-read chapters, featuring the humorous style and engaging analogies developed by Dr. Sompayrac, How the Immune System Works explains how the immune system players work together to protect us from disease - and, most importantly, why they do it this way. Rigorously updated for this fifth edition, How the Immune System Works includes the latest information on subjects such as vaccines, the immunology of AIDS, and cancer. A highlight of this edition is a new chapter on the intestinal immune system - currently one of the hottest topics in immunology.
General Note:
Includes index.
1. An overview -- 2. The innate immune system -- 3. B cells and antibodies -- 4. The magic of antigen presentation -- 5. T cell activation -- 6. T cells at work -- 7. Secondary lymphoid organs and lymphocyte trafficking -- 8. Restraining the immune system -- 9. Self tolerance and MHC restriction -- 10. Immunological memory -- 11. The intestinal immune system -- 12. Vaccines -- 13. The immune system gone wrong -- 14. Immunodeficiency -- 15. Cancer and the immune system.
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