Immunobiology [electronic resource] / edited by E. Edward Bittar, Neville Bittar.Material type: TextSeries: Principles of medical biology: v. 6.Publisher: Greenwich, Conn. : JAI Press, c1996Description: 1 online resource (xi, 336 p.) : illISBN: 9781559388115; 1559388110; 9780080534497 (electronic bk.); 008053449X (electronic bk.)Subject(s): Immunology | Molecular immunology | Immune System | Immunity | MEDICAL -- ImmunologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Immunobiology.DDC classification: 616.07/9 LOC classification: QR181 | .I454 1996ebOnline resources: ScienceDirect
As this volume demonstrates, immunobiology is a young science which is undergoing explosive growth. Judged by results, it is already an elaborate discipline which cuts across every other area in biomedical research and even has its own vocabolary (e.g., the "veto" effect). Rather than inculcate the habit of superficial learning by having the student go through a maze of details, we have sought to gather together sixteen essays that range from T-cells to psyhoneuroimmunology. This is keeping with the growing understanding that the student is expected to read and think far more for herself/himself. Next to nothing is known about innate immunity. However, recent evidence suggests that collections might bridge the gap between innate immunity and specific clonal immune responses. Collections are soluble effector proteins that include serum mannose-binding protein, and lung surfactants A and D. They are considered to be ante-antibodies.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Front Cover; Immunobiology; Copyright Page; CONTENTS; List of Contributors; Preface; Chapter 1. The Thymus in Immunity; Chapter 2. The B-Cell in Immunity; Chapter 3. Cell-to-Cell Interactions in the Immune System; Chapter 4. Immunological Tolerance; Chapter 5. The Generation of Diversity in the Immune System; Chapter 6. The Antigen-Antibody Complex: Structure and Recognition; Chapter 7. The Major Histocompatibility Complex; Chapter 8. B and T Cell Signaling at the Molecular Level; Chapter 9. Cytokines in Immunology; Chapter 10. Activation and Control of the Complement System