Mak Primer to The Immune Response

ISBN 13: 9780123741639

Primer to The Immune Response

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9780123741639: Primer to The Immune Response

"Primer to The Immune Response" is an invaluable resource for college students, university undergraduates and students in medicine and other health professions who need a concise but complete and understandable introduction to immunology. This book is written in the same engaging conversational style as the published reference book "The Immune Response: Basic and Clinical Principles" and conveys the same fascinating appeal of immunology. The authors bring clarity, readability and continuity of voice to an audience that requires only a brief survey of the most fundamental concepts in basic and clinical immunology. "Primer to The Immune Response" is beautifully illustrated with over 200 superb figures and 36 full color plates, and further enhanced by the inclusion of 60 tables and 6 Appendices. Included with purchase of the book is web site access to a captivating 'Immunomovie' that truly brings the immune response to pathogens to life. This new and unique immunology textbook compactly but elegantly covers both basic and clinical principles. This title offers complete yet concise coverage of the basic and clinical principles of immunology. This title features: engaging conversational writing style that is to the point and very readable; over 200 elegant illustrations that use 2-4 colours and emphasize clarity; 60 tables that summarize important points; 36 full color plates of basic and clinical items of interest; special Topic Boxes that expand on key points; take-Home Message and 'Did You Get It?' Self-Test Quiz at the end of each chapter; comprehensive Glossary and List of Abbreviations; 6 Appendices that provide topic enrichment; 60 minute 'Immunomovie' illustrating the immune response to bacterial, viral and parastic infections; and, companion website housing illustrations/plates and immunomovie.

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I really enjoyed reading chapter 5 of Primer to The Immune Response, an excellent book. It contains all the essential knowledge the undergraduate and medical student needs to know on B cell development, activation and effector functions.Zhenyu Hao, University of Toronto The chapter is well organized which allows easy and intuitive access to the various subsections according to the type of infection, the type of immune response or mechanisms used to evade particular responses. The factual information in the chapter is very accurate and well supported by the literature. The chapter is extraordinarily thorough without being verbose and as such is concisely comprehensive. The chapter is perfectly suited to the target audience. The illustrations enhance and summarize the manuscript. The comprehensive nature yet concise style make this book unique.Marc Pellegrini, UHN Research The author did an excellent job of summarizing the present status of the field and presenting it in a most attractive format. Medical students, in particular, will find it a valuable guide and friendly companion in finding their way through the maze of complications surrounding the autoimmune diseases.Noel Rose, Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Autoimmune Disease Research Dr. Mak and colleagues should be congratulated on this excellent work.Foo Y. Liew, University of Glasgow

About the Author:

Tak W. Mak received his Ph.D. in biochemistry in 1972 from the University of Alberta after completing undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin. In 1997, he was appointed Professor at the University of Toronto. He is also Vice President of Research/Director of the The Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research. He has co-authored over 350 scientific papers and is a member on numerous advisory boards of scientific journals and medical centers.Mak is best recognized for the discovery of the T-cell receptor in 1984, and is a leader in the development of knockout mice for the analysis of gene function. He has also made significant contributions in the areas of virology, immunology, genetics, molecular signaling, and cancer biology. His laboratory has ongoing efforts to understand the changes in gene function that occur when cells become cancerous, cell signaling pathways, and the role of apoptosis in development and disease. Mary Evelyn Saunders holds the position of Scientific Editor for the Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research, Toronto. She completed her B.Sc. degree in Genetics at the University of Guelph, Ontario and received her Ph.D. in Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto. Dr. Saunders works with Dr. Mak and members of his laboratory on the writing and editing of scientific papers for peer-reviewed journals as well as on various book projects. She takes pride and pleasure in producing concise, clear, highly readable text and making complex scientific processes readily understandable. Maya R. Chaddah graduated with a double major in Human Biology and Spanish, followed by an M.Sc. in Immunology at the University of Toronto. In 1996, Ms. Chaddah started a business focused on the writing and editing of scientific and medical publications. Her expertise has grown to include scientific and medical illustration, and she continues to produce a variety of communications for diverse audiences in the public and private sectors.

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