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The Immune System


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Table of Contents

1. Elements of the Immune System and their Roles in Defense
2. Innate Immunity: The Immediate Response to Infection
3. Innate Immunity: The Induced Response to Infection
4. Antibody Structure and the Generation of B-Cell Diversity
5. Antigen Recognition by T Lymphocytes
6. The Development of B Lymphocytes
7. The Development of T Lymphocytes
8. T Cell-Mediated Immunity
9. Immunity Mediated by B Cells and Antibodies
10. Preventing Infection at Mucosal Surfaces
11. Immunological Memory and Vaccination
12. Coevolution of Innate and Adaptive Immunity
13. Failures of the Body's Defenses
14. IgE-Mediated Immunity and Allergy
15. Transplantation of Tissues and Organs
16. Disruption of Healthy Tissue by the Immune Response
17. Cancer and Its Interactions with the Immune System

About the Author

Peter Parham is a Professor in the Departments of Structural Biology and Microbiology & Immunology at Stanford University.


Praise for the Second Edition: "...Appealing and relevant for those students who approach the study of the immune system through a clinical lens, including students of medicine, pharmacology, midwifery, or nursing; it would also be appropriate in an introductory immunology course." -Clinical Immunology

"The concise yet thorough account makes it an ideal read for the intended audience....Each section and chapter is clearly documented in a detailed contents section, and each chapter is concisely summarized, creating an accessible and understandable book....The Immune System is a thorough and coherent overview of the modern understanding of immunity." -Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine

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