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

DUBLIN, Ireland -- Research and Markets ( 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 deaminase (AID) in somatic hypermutation and class switch recombination

* 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 in the Immune Response.

* 9. Biology of the T Lymphocyte.

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

* 11. Cytokines.

* 12. Tolerance and Autoimmunity.

* 13. Complement.

* 14. Hypersensitivity: Type I.

* 15. Hypersensitivity: Types II and III.

* 16. Hypersensitivity: Type IV.

* 17. Immunodeficiency Disorders and Neoplasias of the Lymphoid System.

* 18. Transplantation.

* 19. Tumor Immunology.

* 20. Resistance and Immunization to Infectious Diseases.

* Glossary.

* Appendix.

* Index.

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