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The Immune System: A Very Short Introduction

The Immune System: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul Klenerman

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2017
Published Online: 
Nov 2017
eISBN: 
9780191815706
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753902.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198753902
The Immune System: A Very Short Introduction describes the immune system and how it works in health and disease. It focuses on the human immune system, considering how it ... More
1. What is the immune system?

1. What is the immune system?  

Paul Klenerman

in The Immune System: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2017
Published Online: 
Nov 2017
eISBN: 
9780191815706
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753902.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198753902
The immune system resists threats from outside as well as from within the body. ‘What is the immune system?’ considers the basic mechanisms of immunity and describes the specific structures ... More
5. Too little immunity: immunological failure

5. Too little immunity: immunological failure  

Paul Klenerman

in The Immune System: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2017
Published Online: 
Nov 2017
eISBN: 
9780191815706
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753902.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198753902
The immune system is continuously active, preventing severe infection from the micro-organisms that colonize our skin and our gut, and suppressing the chronic virus infections most of us ... More

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