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Principles of Immunopharmacology

Editors: Nijkamp, Frans P., Parnham, Michael J. (Eds.)

  • Four related topics in one volume
  • Recent developments in drug research
  • Modern two-column book-format
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About this Textbook

Principles of Immunopharmacology provides a unique source of essential knowledge on the immune response, its diagnosis and its modification by drugs and chemicals. The third edition of this internationally recognized textbook has been revised to include recent developments, but continues the established format, dealing with four related fields in a single volume, thus obviating the need to refer to several different textbooks.

The first section of the book, providing a basic introduction to immunology and its relevance for human disease, has been updated to accommodate new immunological concepts, including dendritic cells. The second section on immunodiagnostics offers a topical description of widely used molecular techniques and is followed by a systematic coverage of drugs affecting the immune system, including natural products. This third section contains 15 updated chapters, covering classical immunopharmacological topics such as anti-asthmatic, anti-rheumatic and immunosuppressive drugs, but also deals with antibiotics, plant-derived and dietary agents, with a new chapter on probiotics. The book concludes with a chapter on immunotoxicology and drug safety tests.

Aids to the reader include a two-column format, glossaries of technical terms and appendix reference tables. The emphasis on illustrations, many of which have been redrawn for this edition, is maintained from the first two editions.

The book is a valuable single reference for postgraduate medical and biomedical students, postgraduate chemistry and pharmacy students, researchers in chemistry, biochemistry and the pharmaceutical industry and researchers lacking basic immunological knowledge, who want to understand the actions of drugs on the immune system.

Reviews

"It has exhausted all problems of immunopharmacology as never any other book has realized previously." (Cellular and Molecular Biology)

"... this book is outstanding in being a most readable account of the complexities of immune responses to insult, inflictions and cancer, liberally illustrated with excellent concept diagrams describing the inter-cellular cytokine-regulated components of immuno-inflammatory reactions." (Inflammopharmacology)


Table of contents (31 chapters)

  • A1 Hematopoiesis and lymphocyte development: An introduction

    Staal, Frank J. T. (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • A2 T cell subsets and T cell-mediated immunity

    Broere, Femke (et al.)

    Pages 15-27

  • A3 Antibody diversity and B lymphocyte-mediated immunity

    Rijkers, Ger T.

    Pages 29-46

  • A4 Dendritic cells

    Pottelberge, Geert R. (et al.)

    Pages 47-57

  • A5 Cytokines

    Resch, Klaus (et al.)

    Pages 59-80

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-0346-0136-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-0346-0135-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Principles of Immunopharmacology
Editors
  • Frans P. Nijkamp
  • Michael J. Parnham
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer Basel AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-0346-0136-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-0346-0136-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-0346-0135-1
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XXXI, 728
Number of Illustrations and Tables
125 b/w illustrations, 37 illustrations in colour
Topics