By Julius M. Cruse MD PhD, Robert E. Lewis
With greater than 1100 computer-generated figures, line drawings, and images, Atlas of Immunology in actual fact demonstrates that “a photo is worthy 1000 words.” Written for college students, uncomplicated scientists, and clinicians, this moment version presents an intensive and updated remedy of the entire strategies had to understand modern immunology. The assurance levels from pictures of old figures to molecular constructions of lately characterised cytokines, significant histocompatibility advanced molecules, immunoglobulins, and molecules of comparable curiosity.
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Illustrating each crucial uncomplicated notion in immunology, this profusely illustrated textual content is a useful source. It contains figures pertinent to the entire immunological subspecialties, similar to transplantation, autoimmunity, immunophysiology, immunopathology, antigen presentation, and the T-cell receptor, to call quite a few. No different ebook presents the breadth and aspect of illustrated immunological strategies as Atlas of Immunology, moment Edition. It places visible photos of immunological details inside of effortless reach.
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Peripheral lymphoid tissues comprise the spleen, lymph nodes, and mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) which is associated with the respiratory, genitourinary, and gastrointestinal tracts, making up 50% of the lymphoid cells of the body. The mucosa-associated lymphoid system consists of the adenoids, tonsils, and mucosaassociated lymphoid cells of the respiratory, genitourinary, gastrointestinal tracts, and Peyer’s patches in the gut. CMI is the abbreviation for cell-mediated immunity. Immunity refers to a state of acquired or innate resistance or protection from a pathogenic microorganism or its products or from the effect of toxic substances such as snake or insect venom.
CD antigen is a molecule of the cell membrane that is employed to differentiate human leukocyte subpopulations based upon their interaction with monoclonal antibody. The monoclonal antibodies that interact with the same membrane molecule are grouped into a common cluster of differentiation or CD. CD molecules are cell surface molecules found on immune system cells that are designated “cluster of differentiation” or CD followed by a number such as CD33. Copyright © 2004 by Taylor & Francis Immunoblast: Lymphoblast.
The human mature lymphoid system is comprised of 2 × 10 12 lymphocytes together with various accessory cells that include epithelial cells, monocytes/macrophages, and other antigen-presenting cells. Accessory cells are a requisite for both maturation and effective functioning of lymphocytes. The thymus is the site of maturation of T cells and the bone marrow is the maturation site of B cells. These two tissues comprise the primary lymphoid organs. The secondary lymphoid organs consist of the cervical lymph nodes, ancillary lymph nodes, spleen, mesenteric lymph nodes, and inguinal lymph nodes.