How the Immune System Works, Sixth Edition

Author: Lauren Sompayrac, PhD
Publisher: Wiley Blackwell
Date Published: 2019
Pages: 145 plus index
Cover Type: Soft Cover
Expiration Date: 12/31/2023

The print catalog says this course is basic. That was a mistake. The language is simple but the concepts are complex. It should have been identified as intermediate level.

This course satisfies the 1-hour Florida specialty requirement in serology/immunology. For those certified by ASCP, this course will provide 12 contact hours in serology/immunology.

In this text, Dr. Sompayrac cuts through the jargon to reveal, in simple language, the essence of this complex subject: how the immune system fits together, how it protects us from disease, and, perhaps most importantly, why it works the way it does.

Featuring D. Sompayrac's lively prose and engaging analogies (he is funny), How the Immune System Works has been rigorously updated, including the latest information on vaccines, immunological memory, and cancer. A highlight of this edition is a new chapter on immunotherapies – currently one of the hottest topics in immunology.

Table of Contents
The Innate Immune System • B Cells and Antibodies • The Magic of Antigen Presentation • T Cell Activation • T Cells at Work • Secondary Lymphoid Organs and Lymphocyte Trafficking • Restraining the Immune System • Self Tolerance and MHC Restriction • Immunological Memory • Intestinal Immune System • The Immune System Gone Wrong  • Immunodeficiency • Vaccines • Cancer and the Immune System • Immunotherapy.

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