The Immune System Fourth Edition

Author: Peter Parham
Publisher: Garland Science
ISBN: 9781317511571
Release Date: 2014-09-29
Genre: Medical

The Immune System, Fourth Edition emphasizes the human immune system and presents immunological concepts in a coherent, concise, and contemporary account of how the immune system works. Written for undergraduate, medical, veterinary, dental, and pharmacy students, it makes generous use of medical examples to illustrate points. This classroom-proven textbook offers clear writing, full-color illustrations, and section and chapter summaries that make the book accessible and easily understandable to students. The Fourth Edition is a major revision that brings the content up-to-date and improves clarity. Based on user feedback, there is now increased continuity and connectivity between chapters.

Vitamins and the Immune System

Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780123869616
Release Date: 2011-05-09
Genre: Medical

First published in 1943, Vitamins and Hormones is the longest-running serial published by Academic Press. The Editorial Board now reflects expertise in the field of hormone action, vitamin action, X-ray crystal structure, physiology and enzyme mechanisms. Under the capable and qualified editorial leadership of Dr. Gerald Litwack, Vitamins and Hormones continues to publish cutting-edge reviews of interest to endocrinologists, biochemists, nutritionists, pharmacologists, cell biologists and molecular biologists. Others interested in the structure and function of biologically active molecules like hormones and vitamins will, as always, turn to this series for comprehensive reviews by leading contributors to this and related disciplines. This volume focuses on vitamins and the immune system. *Longest running series published by Academic Press *Contributions by leading international authorities

Immune System Disorders Sourcebook

Author: Allan R. Cook
Publisher: Omnigraphics Incorporated
ISBN: 0780802098
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Medical

"This Sourcebook brings together the most current information available on diseases frequently attributed to immune system failures. Readers will learn about causes, symptoms, treatments, coping strategies, and current research initiatives for a variety of disorders including lupus, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, myasthenia gravis, severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), rheumatic diseases and more."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Primer to the Immune Response

Author: Tak W. Mak
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780123848888
Release Date: 2011-01-26
Genre: Medical

Primer to the Immune Response effectively presents complex immunological concepts. The book is divided into two parts, which cover basic immunology and clinical immunology. Part I presents the history and nature of immune response, and it describes the general features of the innate and adaptive immune responses. This part also explores the components of the immune system such as the cells and tissues. It also illustrates the intracellular communication through signal induction, intercellular communication through cytokines, and the cellular movement in the immune system. Furthermore, this part discusses proteins and genes, the development, activation and effector functions of both B cells and T cells. Part II focuses on clinical immunology and covers immunity to infection caused by extracellular and intracellular bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi. This part also describes different kinds of diseases, such as the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome caused by the Human Immunodeficiency virus, tumors, autoimmune diseases, and hematopoietic cancers. This part also includes discussions on vaccination, transplantation, and different types of immune hypersensitivity. Color illustrations enhance key topics and concepts


Author: Anthony DeFranco
Publisher: New Science Press
ISBN: 9780199206148
Release Date: 2007-04-05
Genre: Science

Immunity: The Immune Response to Infectious and Inflammatory Disease presents an engaging insight into one of the most intricate yet conceptually challenging biological systems. With a unique emphasis on the immune response to infection, it builds up a complete picture of the immune system as a dynamic interface with the outside world.

Understanding the Immune System

Author: Lydia Woods Schindler
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788115197
Release Date: 1991-12-01
Genre: Immune response

Covers the anatomy of the immune system, the cells and sections of the immune system, mounting an immune response, disorders of the immune system, immunity and cancer, frontiers in immunology, and much more. Glossary. Color illustrations.


Author: Klaus D. Elgert
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470081570
Release Date: 2009-09-08
Genre: Medical

The 10th edition of Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, like its predecessors, is written from the viewpoint of the applied mathematician, whose interest in differential equations may sometimes be quite theoretical, sometimes intensely practical, and often somewhere in between. The authors have sought to combine a sound and accurate exposition of the elementary theory of differential equations with considerable material on methods of solution, analysis, and approximation that have proved useful in a wide variety of applications. While the general structure of the book remains unchanged, some notable changes have been made to improve the clarity and readability of basic material about differential equations and their applications. In addition to expanded explanations, the 10th edition includes new problems, updated figures and examples to help motivate students. The book is written primarily for undergraduate students of mathematics, science, or engineering, who typically take a course on differential equations during their first or second year of study. WileyPLUS sold separately from text.

Immune Modulating Agents

Author: Kresina
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0824701038
Release Date: 1997-10-17
Genre: Medical

Discussing the systemic immune response in the contexts of health, disease, and therapy, this unique resource-the only broadly based book of its kind available on the subject-offers comprehensive examinations of the pathways and agents that affect the human immune response and provides state-of-the-art presentations on practical methods of immune modulation. Focuses on the immune response and modulation in infectious diseases, such as HIV, hepatitis, and parasitic infections and highlights immune modulating agents in gastrointestinal diseases, sepsis, cancer, and autoimmunity! Written by over 50 international authorities representing distinguished institutions in nine countries, Immune Modulating Agents introduces basic immunoregulatory mechanisms as homeostasis details cytokines, cellular and humoral immune responses, and hematopoiesis describes neuroendocrine - immune system interactions and the role of psychological stress on immune competence delineates factors that influence disease susceptibility, including nutrition covers drug delivery systems, gene therapy, organ transplantation, arthritis treatment, and vaccination strategies shows how to design clinical trials using immune modulating agents and more!

Advances in Immune System Research and Application 2011 Edition

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
ISBN: 9781464921995
Release Date: 2012-01-09
Genre: Medical

Advances in Immune System Research and Application: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Hemic and Immune Systems. The editors have built Advances in Immune System Research and Application: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Hemic and Immune Systems in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Advances in Immune System Research and Application: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

Portrait of the Immune System

Author: Ivan Lefkovits
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9810226144
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Science

Using the published work of Nobel Laureate Niels Kaj Jerne, this book shows how he developd his ideas. The book is a compilation of his published work, but in fact it is much more than that. Whether the reader wants to read the book systematically, or only browse, it opens a fascinating world of hypotheses, theories, facts and vistas. His selection theory, his view of how immunological diversity is created, and his concept of lymphocytes interacting as a network, reveals Jerne's revolutionary spirit. The book ought to be a rich source of inspiration for everyone interested in science and how science is made.

How the Immune System Works

Author: Lauren M. Sompayrac
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118997819
Release Date: 2015-09-16
Genre: Medical

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. But don’t take our word for it! Read what students have been saying about this classic book: "What an exceptional book! It's clear you are in the hands of an expert." "Possibly the Best Small Text of All Time!" "This is a FUN book, and Lauren Sompayrac does a fantastic job of explaining the immune system using words that normal people can understand." "Hands down the best immunology book I have read... a very enjoyable read." "This is simply one of the best medical textbooks that I have ever read. Clear diagrams coupled with highly readable text make this whole subject easily understandable and engaging." Now with a brand new website at featuring Powerpoint files of the images from the book

Basic Immunology

Author: Abul K. Abbas
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455707072
Release Date: 2012-11-13
Genre: Medical

This text provides you with an up-to-date, accessible introduction to the workings of the human immune system. Efficiently master the immunology information you need through clinically focused content, logically organized by mechanism. Apply what you've learned to real-world situations by referencing the appendix of clinical cases. Enhance your learning with the help of numerous full-color illustrations and useful tables, as well as summary boxes, review questions, and a glossary of immunology terms. Study immunology anywhere!

Basic Immunology E Book

Author: Abul K. Abbas
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455758999
Release Date: 2012-11-05
Genre: Medical

Understand all the essential concepts in immunology with Basic Immunology: Functions and Disorders of the Immune System! This concise, focused text provides you with an up-to-date, accessible introduction to the workings of the human immune system. Efficiently master the immunology information you need through clinically focused content, logically organized by mechanism. Apply what you've learned to real-world situations by referencing the appendix of clinical cases. Enhance your learning with the help of numerous full-color illustrations and useful tables, as well as summary boxes, review questions, and a glossary of immunology terms. Study immunology anywhere! Online access to opens the door to an enhanced e-book and ancillary components! Visualize complex immunology concepts with a completely updated art program. Test your knowledge. New PowerPoint Review slides added to are ideal for study sessions.

Chemotherapy and the Immune System

Author: L. H. Chappell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521448352
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Medical

This specially commissioned text covers a range of topics relating to chemotherapy and the immune system.