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Fundamentals of Immunology


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Ivan Mota
    Pages 33-57
  3. Ivan Mota
    Pages 59-68
  4. Otto G. Bier, Dietrich Götze
    Pages 69-109
  5. Wilmar Dias da Silva
    Pages 111-130
  6. Dietrich Götze
    Pages 131-168
  7. Otto G. Bier
    Pages 169-217
  8. Otto G. Bier
    Pages 219-233
  9. Dietrich Götze, Ivan Mota
    Pages 235-255
  10. Ivan Mota
    Pages 257-295
  11. Dietrich Götze, Wilmar Dias da Silva
    Pages 297-338
  12. Wilmar Dias da Silva, Dietrich Götze
    Pages 339-364
  13. Wilmar Dias da Silva, Dietrich Götze
    Pages 365-395
  14. Wilmar Dias da Silva
    Pages 397-410
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 411-444

About this book


This textbook of basic and clinical immunology has been written primarily for medical and biology students who are receiving their first introduction to this fascinating field. Although we have presumed some knowledge of basic biology (particularly physiology and biochemistry), our primary intent has not been to cover in depth the latest research findings. Rather, we have sought to lay a firm foundation for subsequent reading in the laboratory and clinical sciences: internal medicine, pediatrics, microbiology, serology, physiology, cell biology, and genetics. Hence the first part of the text presents the various components of basic immunology, while the second shows how these elements interact under both normal physiologic and pathologic condi­ tions. To facilitate comprehension of the relationship between basic and clinical immunology, we have introduced cross-references throughout the book. A glossary of important terms has also been included. Selected references are provided with each chapter to guide the student to additional information on topics of special interest. Throughout the book we have attempted to convey to new students of immunology some of the excitement which the subject has long held for us. If we have succeeded, the task of writing will have been worthwhile.


Immunologie cell biology genetics microbiology physiology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratório Especial de Imunologia AplicadaInstituto ButantanSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Instituto de Bioĉiencias, Departamento de Microbiologia e ImunologiaCidade UniversitáriaSão PauloBrazil
  3. 3.Center for Blood ResearchBostonUSA
  4. 4.Medical SchoolUniversity of MunichMunichGermany
  5. 5.Max-Planck-Institut für BiologieTübingenGermany
  6. 6.The Wistar InstituteThe University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  7. 7.Centro de Imunologia da OMS/OPSInstituto ButantanSão PauloBrazil

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