How The Immune System Works – Lauren Sompayrac – 5th Edition


How the Works has helped thousands of students understand what s in their big, thick, textbooks. In his book, Dr. Sompayrac cuts through the jargon and details to reveal, in simple language, the essence of this complex subject.

In fifteen easy-to-read chapters, featuring the humorous style and engaging analogies developed by Dr. Sompayrac, How the Works explains how the immune players work together to protect us from disease and, most importantly, why they do it this way.

Rigorously updated for this fifth edition, How the Works includes the latest information on subjects such as vaccines, the of AIDS, and cancer. A highlight of this edition is a new chapter on the intestinal immune currently one of the hottest topics in immunology.

Whether you are completely new to immunology, or require a refresher, How the Works will provide you with a clear and engaging overview of this fascinating subject.

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Table of Contents

Lecture 1 An Overview, 1
Lecture 2 The Innate Immune System, 13
Lecture 3 B Cells and Antibodies, 27
Lecture 4 The Magic of Antigen Presentation, 42
Lecture 5 T Cell Activation, 55
Lecture 6 T Cells at Work, 63
Lecture 7 Secondary Lymphoid Organs and Lymphocyte Trafficking, 72
Lecture 8 Restraining the Immune System, 84
Lecture 9 Self Tolerance and MHC Restriction, 88
Lecture 10 Immunological Memory, 98
Lecture 11 The Intestinal Immune System, 103
Lecture 12 Vaccines, 110
Lecture 13 The Immune System Gone Wrong, 116
Lecture 14 Immunodeficiency, 126
Lecture 15 Cancer and the Immune System, 131

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