Written in the same engaging conversational style as the acclaimed first edition, Primer to The Immune Response, 2nd Edition is a fully updated and invaluable resource for college and university students in life sciences, medicine and other health professions who need a concise but comprehensive introduction to immunology. The authors bring clarity and readability to their audience, offering a complete survey of the most fundamental concepts in basic and clinical immunology while conveying the subject's fascinating appeal. The content of this new edition has been completely updated to include current information on all aspects of basic and clinical immunology. The superbly drawn figures are now in full color, complemented by full color plates throughout the book. The text is further enhanced by the inclusion of numerous tables, special topic boxes and brief notes that provide interesting insights. At the end of each chapter, a self-test quiz allows students to monitor their mastery of major concepts, while a set of conceptual questions prompts them to extrapolate further and extend their critical thinking. Moreover, as part of the Academic Cell line of textbooks, Primer to The Immune Response, 2nd Edition contains research passages that shine a spotlight on current experimental work reported in Cell Press articles. These articles also form the basis of case studies that are found in the associated online study guide and are designed to reinforce clinical connections.
Chapter 1 Introduction to the Immune ResponseChapter 2 Components of the Immune SystemChapter 3 Innate ImmunityChapter 4 The B Cell Receptor: Proteins and GenesChapter 5 B Cell Development, Activation and Effector FunctionsChapter 6 The Major Histocompatibility ComplexChapter 7 Antigen Processing and PresentationChapter 8 The T Cell Receptor: Proteins and GenesChapter 9 T Cell Development, Activation and Effector FunctionsChapter 10 Regulation of Immune Responses in the PeripheryChapter 11 NK and NKT CellsChapter 12 Mucosal and Cutaneous ImmunityChapter 13 Immunity to InfectionChapter 14 VaccinationChapter 15 ImmunodeficiencyChapter 16 Tumor ImmunologyChapter 17 TransplantationChapter 18 Immune HypersensitivityChapter 19 Autoimmune DiseasesChapter 20 Hematopoietic Cancers