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The Resource Immunity, William E. Paul, (electronic resource)

Immunity, William E. Paul, (electronic resource)

Label
Immunity
Title
Immunity
Statement of responsibility
William E. Paul
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The immune system has incredible power to protect us from the ravages of infection. Boosted by vaccines, it can protect us individually and as a "herd" from diseases such as measles. However, the power of the immune system is a double-edged sword: an overactive immune system can wreak havoc, destroying normal tissue and causing diseases such as type I diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis. The consequences of an impaired immune system, on the other hand, are all too evident in the clinical agonies of AIDS. Packed with illustrations, stories from Dr. William E. Paul's distinguished career, and fascinating accounts of scientific discovery, Immunity presents the three laws of the human immune system--universality, tolerance, and appropriateness--and explains how the system protects and harms us. From the tale of how smallpox was overcome and the lessons of the Ebola epidemic to the hope that the immune system can be used to treat or prevent cancer, Dr. Paul argues that we must take advantage of cutting-edge technologies and promising new tools in immunological research."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Paul, William E
Dewey number
616.07/9
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immunity
  • Immune system
  • Immunologic diseases
Label
Immunity, William E. Paul, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Vaccines and serum therapy
  • How is specificity achieved?
  • Immunology's "eureka": clonal selection
  • How does each lymphocyte develop a distinct receptor?
  • B cells and T cells recognize different types of antigens
  • My foray into the specificity problem
  • Genes and immune response
  • The Laboratory of Immunology and the T-cell receptor
  • Part 3.
  • The second law: tolerance.
  • Part 1.
  • What is tolerance?
  • How does tolerance develop?
  • Regulatory T cells and the prevention of autoimmunity
  • Part 4.
  • The third law: appropriateness.
  • Different structures, different functions
  • Specific types of infections, specific types of T-cell responses
  • Our discovery of IL-4 and the cells that make it
  • CD8 T cells: killer cells and friends
  • Dendritic cells: the cells that interpret the infectious threat
  • Immunology.
  • Part 5.
  • How did the immune system evolve?.
  • An "ancient" immune response controls "modern" immunity
  • The microbiome and innate immunity
  • Evolution of the immune system and innate lymphoid cells
  • Part 6.
  • AIDS, autoimmunity, allergy, cancer, and transplantation.
  • The HIV epidemic and the Office of AIDS Research
  • How the immune system causes rheumatoid arthritis and lupus
  • Allergy and asthma
  • Defense and danger
  • Interleukin-4 and allergy
  • Can the immune system control cancer?
  • New parts for old: bone marrow and organ transplantation
  • Julien
  • Conclusion.
  • The future of immunology
  • Tracing an immune response
  • The laws of immunology: universality, tolerance, and appropriateness
  • Growing up and learning immunology
  • Part 2.
  • The first law: universality.
Control code
ocn921847377
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421418025
Isbn Type
(electronic book)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
db771c61-8de2-4ce3-90fe-6f927b10c48b
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921847377
Label
Immunity, William E. Paul, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Vaccines and serum therapy
  • How is specificity achieved?
  • Immunology's "eureka": clonal selection
  • How does each lymphocyte develop a distinct receptor?
  • B cells and T cells recognize different types of antigens
  • My foray into the specificity problem
  • Genes and immune response
  • The Laboratory of Immunology and the T-cell receptor
  • Part 3.
  • The second law: tolerance.
  • Part 1.
  • What is tolerance?
  • How does tolerance develop?
  • Regulatory T cells and the prevention of autoimmunity
  • Part 4.
  • The third law: appropriateness.
  • Different structures, different functions
  • Specific types of infections, specific types of T-cell responses
  • Our discovery of IL-4 and the cells that make it
  • CD8 T cells: killer cells and friends
  • Dendritic cells: the cells that interpret the infectious threat
  • Immunology.
  • Part 5.
  • How did the immune system evolve?.
  • An "ancient" immune response controls "modern" immunity
  • The microbiome and innate immunity
  • Evolution of the immune system and innate lymphoid cells
  • Part 6.
  • AIDS, autoimmunity, allergy, cancer, and transplantation.
  • The HIV epidemic and the Office of AIDS Research
  • How the immune system causes rheumatoid arthritis and lupus
  • Allergy and asthma
  • Defense and danger
  • Interleukin-4 and allergy
  • Can the immune system control cancer?
  • New parts for old: bone marrow and organ transplantation
  • Julien
  • Conclusion.
  • The future of immunology
  • Tracing an immune response
  • The laws of immunology: universality, tolerance, and appropriateness
  • Growing up and learning immunology
  • Part 2.
  • The first law: universality.
Control code
ocn921847377
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421418025
Isbn Type
(electronic book)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
db771c61-8de2-4ce3-90fe-6f927b10c48b
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921847377

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