- Clearly explains the experimental observations that form the basis for the science of immunology at the molecular, cellular, and whole-organism levels―and the conclusions that can be drawn from those observations.
- Highlights the implications of immunologic science for the management of human disease, emphasizing the clinical relevance of the material.
- Innate immunity chapter has been increased and moved to the beginning of the book to reflect how this area is newly recognized as a critical part of immunology.
- New material has been added on: – recognition of microbial products by cytoplasmic and membrane sensors – intricate organization of lymphoid tissues – functional heterogeneity of subsets of dendritic cells and lymphocytes – roles of regulatory cells and inhibitory pathways in immune regulation.
- Provides a wealth of excellent full-color photographs and illustrations that enable you to visualize immunologic processes quickly.
- Includes highlighted “take-home messages” that make it easy to review key information.
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