Essential Immunology

Author: Roitt, Ivan


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  • ISBN: 9780632059027
  • Author: Roitt, Ivan
  • Publ Date: 2001-06-20
  • Edition: 10
  • Pages: 496
  • Imprint: BLACKWELL *#
  • Status: O/P
  • ID - 69865

Table of Contents :

Part I: The Basis Of Immunology:Innate ImmunitySpecific Acquired ImmunityPart II: The Recognition Of Antigen:Antibodies Membrane Receptors For AntigenThe Primary Interaction With AntigenPart III: Technology:Immunochemical TechniquesCellular TechniquesPart IV: The Acquired Immune Response:The Anatomy Of The Immune ResponseLymphocyte ActivationThe Production Of EffectorsControl MechanismsOntogeny And PhylogenyPart V: Immunity To Infection:Adversarial Strategies During InfectionProphylaxisPart VI: Clinical Immunology:ImmunodeficiencyHypersensitivityTransplantationTumor ImmunologyAutoimmune DiseasesScope And EtiologyAutoimmune DiseasesPathogenesis, Diagnosis And Treatment


Roitt's Essential Immunology has established itself as the book of choice for students of immunology worldwide. This excellent textbook is commonly regarded as 'the best of the immunology primers' and the tenth edition remains at the cutting edge of this fascinating area of science. The trademark of this book is its highly readable introduction to the subject, its emphasis on core knowledge and its excellent four-color artwork. On the tenth edition, Ivan Roitt is joined by Peter Delves, a brilliant teacher from University College London. Together they have extensively updated all aspects of the book to produce a new edition, which will be an invaluable resource to students of immunology and medicine. The tenth edition focuses on: dendritic cells intraepithelial lymphocytes NKT and gd T-cells NK receptors non-classical MHC presentation of non-peptidic antigens analysis of TCR-peptide-MHC interactions gene 'knockouts' and 'knockins' cell signaling pathways chemokines and their receptors intimate links between innate and adaptive immunity regulatory T-cells Fcg receptors activation-induced cell death signaling through pattern recognition systems prions


"The book is ordered in clear sections - with a nice logical progression from the basics and antigen recognition at the beginning, to clinical immunology at the end. This is very useful and important, especially for a subject like immunology in which it is easy to lose sight of the central principles if they are lost in a confusing web of clinical examples. Nice pictures, clear text, good section in techniques - another winner."

Murmur - Cambridge University Medical School Gazette

On previous editions:

"Overall, "Essential Immunology" is the best of the immunology primers. It clearly outdistances other textbooks in this area by its scope, its organisation, its clarity, and its ability to convey a carefully balanced and up-to-date view of immunology. The medical student who first comes on the mysteries of immunology here, as well as the seasoned immunologist, will find it an adventure and joy to read." "The New England Journal of Medicine"
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