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Research and Markets: Immunology: A Short Course, 6th Edition.

DUBLIN, Ireland -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/f2ee77/immunology_a_shor) has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new report "Immunology: A Short Course, 6th Edition" to their offering.

Immunology: A Short Course, Sixth Edition introduces all the critical topics of modern immunology in clear and succinct yet comprehensive fashion. The authors offer a uniquely balanced coverage of classical and contemporary approaches, basic and clinical aspects. As with the previous editions, the strength of the text is in a complete review of modern immunology without burdening the reader with excessive data or theoretical discussions. Each chapter is divided into short, self-contained units that address key topics illustrated by uniformly drawn, full-color illustrations, many brand new to this edition.

The sixth edition of this successful textbook newly covers:

* Toll-like receptors, their ligands and intracellular activation pathways

* The key role of activation induced cytidine cytidine /cy·ti·dine/ (si´ti-den) a purine nucleoside consisting of cytosine and ribose, a constituent of RNA and important in the synthesis of a variety of lipid derivatives. Symbol C.  deaminase deaminase /de·am·i·nase/ (de-am´i-nas) an enzyme causing deamination, or removal of the amino group from organic compounds, usually cyclic amidines.

de·am·i·nase
n.
 (AID) in somatic hypermutation and class switch recombination Class switch recombination (CSR) is a biological mechanism that allows the class of antibody produced by an activated B cell to change during a process known as isotype or class switching.  

* The autoimmune regulator (AIRE) gene in self-tolerance and autoimmunity

* T and B cell activation and the immunological synapse, as well as characterization and mechanisms of action of T regulatory cells

Key Topics Covered:

* About the Authors.

* Contributors.

* Preface and Acknowledgments.

* 1. Overview of the Immune System.

* 2. Elements of Innate and Acquired Immunity.

* 3. Immunogens and Antigens.

* 4. Antibody Structure and Function.

* 5. Antigen-Antibody Interactions, Immune Assays, and Experimental Systems.

* 6. The Genetic Basis of Antibody Structure.

* 7. Biology of the B Lymphocyte.

* 8. The Role of the Major Histocompatibility Complex major histocompatibility complex
n.
Abbr. MHC A chromosomal segment that codes for cell-surface histocompatibility antigens and is the principal determinant of tissue type and transplant compatibility. Also called HLA complex.
 in the Immune Response.

* 9. Biology of the T Lymphocyte.

* 10. Activation and Function of T and B Cells.

* 11. Cytokines Cytokines
Chemicals made by the cells that act on other cells to stimulate or inhibit their function. Cytokines that stimulate growth are called "growth factors.
.

* 12. Tolerance and Autoimmunity.

* 13. Complement.

* 14. Hypersensitivity hypersensitivity, heightened response in a body tissue to an antigen or foreign substance. The body normally responds to an antigen by producing specific antibodies against it. The antibodies impart immunity for any later exposure to that antigen. : Type I.

* 15. Hypersensitivity: Types II and III.

* 16. Hypersensitivity: Type IV.

* 17. Immunodeficiency Disorders and Neoplasias of the Lymphoid lymphoid /lym·phoid/ (lim´foid) resembling or pertaining to lymph or tissue of the lymphoid system.

lym·phoid
adj.
Of or relating to lymph or the lymphatic tissue where lymphocytes are formed.
 System.

* 18. Transplantation.

* 19. Tumor Immunology.

* 20. Resistance and Immunization immunization: see immunity; vaccination.  to Infectious Diseases.

* Glossary.

* Appendix.

* Index.

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