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How the immune system works / Lauren Sompayrac.

Sompayrac, Lauren. (Author).
Book Book


Location: IAHS STACKS QR181.S65 2008
Barcode: 30731101086019
Status: Available

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781405162210 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 140516221X (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: vii, 134 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
  • Edition: 3rd ed.
  • Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Pub., 2008.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
An overview -- The innate immune system -- B cells and antibodies -- The magic of antigen presentation -- T cells and cytokines -- Lymphoid organs and lymphocyte trafficking -- Turning off the immune system -- Tolerance induction and MHC restriction -- Immunological memory and vaccines -- Immunopathology : the immune system gone wrong -- Cancer and the immune system -- A critique of the immune system.
Summary, etc.:
"The third edition of this book provides an introduction to the essential principles of the immune system, covered in humorous but informative 'Lectures' accompanied by illustrations. It is perfect for exam preparation or as an overview of a difficult subject."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject: Immune system.
Immune System > physiology.
Immune System > anatomy & histology.
Immune System > physiopathology.
Immunity > physiology.