Infection and Immunity (Modules in Life Sciences Series) T.W.K. Young

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Published: March 20th 2007

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237 pages


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Infection and Immunity (Modules in Life Sciences Series)  by  T.W.K. Young

Infection and Immunity (Modules in Life Sciences Series) by T.W.K. Young
March 20th 2007 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 237 pages | ISBN: | 5.71 Mb

This concise text explores the interactions between pathogens and the immune system. Taking a disease-based approach, it explains how micro organisms adapted to growth in human hosts can evade the immune system and cause disease. The opening chapterMoreThis concise text explores the interactions between pathogens and the immune system. Taking a disease-based approach, it explains how micro organisms adapted to growth in human hosts can evade the immune system and cause disease.

The opening chapter overviews the innate and adaptive immune responses to microbes. Subsequent chapters are specific to particular pathogens, beginning with their biology and leading on to illustrate mechanisms of adaptation and ensuing consequences. Each of these chapters ends with a summary, review questions and further reading lists.

The text includes: Concise yet comprehensive discussion of pathogens from the viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoan parasites and helminth worms. Summaries, review questions and further reading make this book suitable for self-directed study. Infection and Immunity is ideal for any undergraduates taking a course that explores the interaction between pathogens and the human immune system.



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