How the Immune System Works, 3rd edition
Author: Lauren Sompayrac, PhD
Date Published: 2008
Pages: 134 pages
Cover Type: Soft Cover
In How The Immune System Works, the essential principles of the immune system are covered in humorous but informative "lectures" accompanied by clear illustrations. The author uses many examples to clarify the functions of each immune system component, as well as the interactions between immune system components. The author’s stated objective is to present a "concept driven analysis of how the immune system players work together to protect the host from disease, and why they do it this way."
New features of this edition include new material on cancer and the immune system, expanded coverage of immune system regulation, and new chapters on "Turning Off the Immune System" and "Immunological Memory and Vaccines."
Medical technologists will likely find some of the material presented in this book familiar. But research in the field of immunology yields new and exciting information on a daily basis, and the topics presented in this book will prove useful and informative even to those who have had formal coursework in immunology.
Chapters: 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.
The third edition is now out of print. The fourth edition book and quiz are available. You can still order the quiz for the third edtion if you already have the third edition but have not yet used it for credit.
Each section meets the Florida 1-hour requirement in serology/immunology.
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