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The sixth edition of this best-selling textbook presents a systematic account of the effects, both good and bad, of the immune system. Special emphasis is placed on what the immune system actually does in causing and preventing disease. Divided into three parts, the sixth edition discusses inflammation, the fundamentals of the immune system and how it is activated, the seven immune effector mechanisms, and how these effector mechanisms act not only to protect against infection and cancer, but also to cause diseases.
Part I. Immunology 1. Introduction to Part I 2. Cells of the Immune System 3. Inflammation and Wound Healing 4. All about B Cells 5. All about T Cells and Induction of Immunity 6. Lymphoid Organs Part II. Immunopathology and Immunity 7. Introduction to Part II 8. Inactivation and Activation of Biologically Active Molecules 9. Cytotoxic and Cytolytic Reactions 10. Immune Complex Reactions 11 Atopic and Anaphylactic Reactions (Allergy) 12. T-Cell-Mediated Cytotoxicity 13. Delayed-Type Hypersensitivity 14. Granulomatous Reactions 15. Interplay of Inflammatory and Immunopathologic Mechanisms and Evasion of Immune Defense Mechanisms during Infection 16. Immune-Mediated Skin Diseases 17. Immunoproliferative Diseases 18. Immunodeficiency Diseases 19. Immunology of AIDS 20. Tumor Immunity Appendixes 1. History of Immunopathology 2. Evolution of Immunity (Phylogeny) 3. Cluster-of-Differentiation Molecules 4. Cytokines 5. Clinical Immunology Tests 6. Tables of Lymphoproliferative Diseases