The Immune System, Fourth Edition emphasizes the human immune system and presents immunological concepts in a coherent, concise, and contemporary account of how the immune system works. Written for undergraduate, medical, veterinary, dental, and pharmacy students, it makes generous use of medical examples to illustrate points. This classroom-proven textbook offers clear writing, full-color illustrations, and section and chapter summaries that make the book accessible and easily understandable to students.
The Fourth Edition is a major revision that brings the content up-to-date and improves clarity. Based on user feedback, there is now increased continuity and connectivity between chapters.
Praise for the Second Edition: “…Appealing and relevant for those students who approach the study of the immune system through a clinical lens, including students of medicine, pharmacology, midwifery, or nursing; it would also be appropriate in an introductory immunology course.” –Clinical Immunology
“The concise yet thorough account makes it an ideal read for the intended audience….Each section and chapter is clearly documented in a detailed contents section, and each chapter is concisely summarized, creating an accessible and understandable book….The Immune System is a thorough and coherent overview of the modern understanding of immunity.” –Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
About the Author
Peter Parham is a Professor in the Departments of Structural Biology and Microbiology & Immunology at Stanford University.
۱. Elements of the Immune System and their Roles in Defense
۲. Innate Immunity: The Immediate Response to Infection
۳. Innate Immunity: The Induced Response to Infection
۴. Antibody Structure and the Generation of B-Cell Diversity
۵. Antigen Recognition by T Lymphocytes
۶. The Development of B Lymphocytes
۷. The Development of T Lymphocytes
۸. T Cell-Mediated Immunity
۹. Immunity Mediated by B Cells and Antibodies
۱۰. Preventing Infection at Mucosal Surfaces
۱۱. Immunological Memory and Vaccination
۱۲. Coevolution of Innate and Adaptive Immunity
۱۳. Failures of the Body’s Defenses
۱۴. IgE-Mediated Immunity and Allergy
۱۵. Transplantation of Tissues and Organs
۱۶. Disruption of Healthy Tissue by the Immune Response
۱۷. Cancer and Its Interactions with the Immune System