The Atlas of Immunology is a unique pictorial reference, containing more than 1000 illustrations depicting essentially every concept of importance in understanding immunology. Diagrams are included for all levels of understanding; there are some showing basic ideas and others providing a more detailed treatment for specialists. Illustrations in the Atlas range from photographs of historical figures to molecular structures of recently characterised cytokines, major histocompatibility complex molecules, immunoglobulins, and molecules of related interest to immunologists. No other book offers the breadth or detail of illustrated immunological concepts
About The Author:
Julius M. Cruse, B.A., B.S., D.Med.Sc., M.D., Ph.D., Dr.h.c., is a Guyton Distinguished Professor, Professor of Pathology, Director of Immunopathology and Transplantation Immunology, Director of Anatomic Pathology, Vice-Chair Department of Pathology, Director of Graduate Studies in Pathology, Professor of Medicine, Professor of Microbiology, and Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Robert E. Lewis, B.A., M.S., Ph.D., is Professor of Pathology and Director of Immunopathology and Transplantation Immunology in the Department of Pathology at the University of Mississippi Center in Jackson.
Table Of Contents:Ch. 1History of Immunology1Ch. 2Molecules, Cells, and Tissues of the Immune Response25Ch. 3Antigens and Immunogens105Ch. 4Major Histocompatibility Complex127Ch. 5Antigen Processing and Presentation145Ch. 6B Lymphocyte Development and Immunoglobulin Genes157Ch. 7Immunoglobulin Synthesis, Properties, Structure, and Function173Ch. 8Antigen-Antibody Interactions227Ch. 9The Thymus and T Lymphocytes251Ch. 10Cytokines and Chemokines285Ch. 11The Complement System321Ch. 12Types, I, II, III, and IV Hypersensitivity347Ch. 13Immunoregulation and Immunologic Tolerance379Ch. 14Autoimmunity387Ch. 15Mucosal Immunity437Ch. 16Immunohematology447Ch. 17Immunological Diseases and Immunopathology469Ch. 18Immunodeficiencies: Congenital and Acquired535Ch. 19Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)555Ch. 20Immunosuppression567Ch. 21Transplantation Immunology579Ch. 22Tumor Immunology613Ch. 23Immunity against Microorganisms631Ch. 24Vaccines and Immunization685Ch. 25Therapeutic Immunology699Ch. 26Comparative Immunology707Ch. 27Immunological Methods and Molecular Techniques723Ch. 28Diagnostic Immunohistochemistry777Index797
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Reviewer: Marion C. Cohen, PhD(University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-NJMS)
Description: This atlas may be thought of as a dictionary or encyclopedia of immunology. It provides descriptions or definitions of the many concepts and facts relating to the discipline.
Purpose: It is intended to serve as a reference and as a primary resource of the most up-to-date information on the field. The authors describe essentially every concept of importance in understanding the subject of immunology. Since this is a moving target, it is possible that something may be missing, but not much. This presentation allows the user to either look up a subject in the index or to leaf through a chapter for information on a particular topic. While this may make the book sound like a review book for the NBME, it is much more than that.
Audience: The book was written for both immunologists and non-immunologists, including students, researchers, practitioners, and basic biomedical scientists. It does not require prior expertise. Some of the information is very basic and provides a simple definition but some of the data is more detailed. The authors are well known to the scientific community.
Features: The chapters appear in the same order as one might find in a textbook of immunology. Within each chapter are listed the important words, phrases, or concepts that are relevant to the main topic. Drawings and photographs, all of which are black and white, accompany these. There seems to be some attempt to alphabetize the words and phrases within each chapter but the easiest way to find what is needed is by using the index. Most of theinformation provided is up to date. On the other hand, the authors state that cytokines are products of T cells which is an old fashioned and limited concept, so there are probably other facts that are out of date as well. The book is so full of information that is impossible to check out every description.
Assessment: Definitions and descriptions appear in every textbook, but few, if any, are as complete as what is presented in this book. It's a useful book to have on the shelf when you come across a word or a phrase for which you need a brief and accurate definition. It's also useful for definitions of obscure phrases. For example, few of us currently talk about heterocytotropic antibodies. It's defined in this book!
A reference work containing 1,000-plus illustrations depicting many concepts of importance in understanding immunology. The atlas covers all of the immunological subspecialties such as transplantation, autoimmunity, immunophysiology, immunopathology, antigen presentation, and the T-cell receptor. Where possible, the illustrations are simple, describing ideas in a language non-immunologists can understand. Intended for students, basic scientists, and clinicians. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
|Book:||Atlas Of Immunology / Edition 3|
|Author:||Julius M. Cruse Robert E. Lewis|
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