Abbas, Abul K.,

Cellular and molecular immunology / Abul K. Abbas, MBBS, Andrew H.H. Lichtman, MD, PhD, Shiv Pillai, MBBS, PhD ; illustrations by David L. Baker, Alexandra Baker. - Ninth edition. - Philadelphia : Elsevier, 2018. - x, 565 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Properties and overview of immune responses -- Cells and tissues of the immune system -- Leukocyte circulation and migration into tissues -- Innate immunity -- Antibodies and antigens -- Antigen presentation to t lymphocytes and the functions of major histocompatibility complex molecules -- Immune receptors and signal transduction -- Lymphocyte development and antigen receptor gene rearrangement -- Activation of t lymphocytes -- Differentiation and functions of cd4+ effector t cells -- Differentiation and functions of cd8+ effector t cells -- B cell activation and antibody production -- Effector mechanisms of humoral immunity -- Specialized immunity at epithelial barriers and in immune privileged tissues -- Immunologic tolerance and autoimmunity -- Immunity to microbes -- Transplantation immunology -- Immunity to tumors -- Hypersensitivity disorders -- Allergy -- Congenital and acquired immunodeficiencies -- Cytokines -- Principal features of selected CD molecules -- Laboratory techniques commonly used in immunology.

"The top required and recommended immunology text worldwide, Cellular and Molecular Immunology by Drs. Abul K. Abbas, Andrew H.H. Lichtman, and Shiv Pillai, is a clear, well-written, and superbly illustrated introduction to the field. The 9th Edition retains a practical, clinical focus while updating and revising all content to ensure clarity and comprehension, bringing readers fully up to date with new and emerging information in this challenging area"--Publisher's description.

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Immunity, Cellular
Antibody Formation
Immune System Diseases



616-097 / A 12