How The Immune System Works – Lauren Sompayrac – 5th Edition


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.

Whether you are completely new to immunology, or require a refresher, How the Immune System Works will provide you with a clear and engaging overview of this fascinating subject.

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  • Lecture 1 An Overview, 1
    Lecture 2 The Innate Immune System, 13
    Lecture 3 B Cells and Antibodies, 27
    Lecture 4 The Magic of Antigen Presentation, 42
    Lecture 5 T Cell Activation, 55
    Lecture 6 T Cells at Work, 63
    Lecture 7 Secondary Lymphoid Organs and Lymphocyte Trafficking, 72
    Lecture 8 Restraining the Immune System, 84
    Lecture 9 Self Tolerance and MHC Restriction, 88
    Lecture 10 Immunological Memory, 98
    Lecture 11 The Intestinal Immune System, 103
    Lecture 12 Vaccines, 110
    Lecture 13 The Immune System Gone Wrong, 116
    Lecture 14 Immunodeficiency, 126
    Lecture 15 Cancer and the Immune System, 131

  • Citation
    • Full Title: How The Immune System Works
    • Author/s:
    • ISBN-10: 1118997778
    • ISBN-13: 9781118997772
    • Edition: 5th Edition
    • Publication date: 2015
    • Topic: Biology
    • Subtopic: Immunology
    • File Type: eBook
    • Idioma: English

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