HOW THE IMMUNE SYSTEM WORKS LAUREN SOMPAYRAC PDF

Dec 23, Pacific Lee rated it really liked it I think students that have already taken, or are currently taking, an immuno course would get the most out of this book. It is written in casual prose, with high-yield points highlighted throughout the text and summarized nicely at the end of each chapter. The first 10 "lectures" are about the fundamentals, and lectures are more application-based e. The interactions between the innate and adaptive immune system, between T cells and B cells, I think students that have already taken, or are currently taking, an immuno course would get the most out of this book. The interactions between the innate and adaptive immune system, between T cells and B cells, between the different receptors and co-receptors can all be very confusing, but I think the author did a fine job laying it all out for us.

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One hell of a side dish This book was written for the purpose of clarification. It was not written for the purpose of full elucidation. Nor was it written for the purpose of competition. Nothing more nothing less. There is no delving into detail here. The picture of T cell activation as a deposit safe with 2 keys that will blow up if only one is turned on was only one among One hell of a side dish This book was written for the purpose of clarification.

That was really clever. I had taken immunology courses previously but largely got bogged down in the details and lost sight of the bigger picture. This will not provide a comprehensive review, but definitely helped me put into context the various players of the immune system and their basic functions.

Would probably serve well as an intro before taking a graduate or undergrad immuno course. He succeeds gloriously. The author, Lauren Sompayrac, is a retired professor from the At pages, including glossary and index, this excellent work bridges the gap between a popular science book on immunology and a full blown, no-stone-unturned, academic textbook. The author, Lauren Sompayrac, is a retired professor from the University of Colorado and he has a talent for presenting a complex subject in a readable and easy to understand style.

Neatly-drawn, colourful diagrams summarise many of the main points. The edition I read was the fourth, published in Its written like its being spoken to you. On top of that its written like a plot to some medieval fantasy novel where the cells of the immune system are the warriors and the pathogens are the Orcs "invaders".

Its story telling at its heart, and you will come to appreciate Macrophages so bloody much!!! Immuno I swear if you are like me and find Immunology tediously difficult to understand, i recommend you to read this. Immuno has never been this much fun to learn. This is its only real function. It is a great book for understanding the basics of what is going on, but it is not detailed enough for the comprehensive understanding that is required in a medical school education.

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Acknowledgments viii How to Use This Book ix This book is neither a comprehensive text nor an exam-review tool. It is an overview of the immune system designed to give anyone who is learning immunology a feel for how the system fits together. About the Companion Website x Lecture 1 An Overview 1 The immune system is a "team effort" involving many different players who work together to provide a powerful defense against invaders. Focusing on one player at a time makes it hard to understand the game. Here we view the action from the grandstands to get a wide-angle picture of what the immune system is all about. Lecture 2 The Innate Immune System 13 The innate immune system is a "hard-wired" defense that has evolved over millions of years to recognize pathogens that commonly infect humans. It provides a rapid and powerful response against "everyday" invaders.

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