Basic Immunology, Functions and Disorders of the Immune System, 4th Edition

Basic Immunology

4th Edition Functions and Disorders of the Immune System

By Abul K. Abbas, MBBS, Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA; Andrew H. Lichtman, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA and Shiv Pillai, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, MA, USA


1. Introduction to the Immune System

2. Innate Immunity

3. Antigen Capture and Presentations to Lymphocytes

4. Antigen Recognition in the Adaptive Immune System

5. Cell-Mediated Immune Responses

6. Effector Mechanisms of Cell-Mediated Immunity

7. Humoral Immune Responses

8. Effector Mechanisms of Humoral Immunity

9. Immunologic Tolerance and Autoimmunity

10. Immune Responses Against Tumors and Transplants

11. Hypersensitivity Diseases

12. Congenital and Acquired Immunodeficiencies

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Appendix I: Principal Features of CD Molecules

Appendix II: Glossary

Appendix III: Clinical Cases

Index