UNIT 1: SENSE OF BEING: THE CONCEPT OF SELF AND SELF/NON-SELF RECOGNITION Chapter 1: The Need for Self Recognition Chapter 2: Antigens and Receptors UNIT II: THE INNATE IMMUNE SYSTEM Chapter 3: Barriers to Infection Chapter 4: Cells of the Innate Immune System Chapter 5: Innate Immune Function UNIT III: THE ADAPTIVE IMMUNE SYSTEM Chapter 6: Molecules of Adaptive Immunity Chapter 7: Cells and Organs Chapter 8: Generation of Immune Diversity: Lymphocyte Antigen Receptors Chapter 9: Lymphocyte Development: B Cells and T Cells Chapter 10: Lymphocyte Activation Chapter 11: Lymphocyte Function Chapter 12: Regulation of Adaptive Responses UNIT IV: CLINICAL ASPECTS OF IMMUNITY Chapter 13: The Well Patient, Or How Innate and Adaptive Immune Responses Maintain Health Chapter 14: Hypersensitivity States Chapter 15: Immunodeficiency Chapter 16: Autoimmunity Chapter 17: Transplantation Chapter 18: Immune Pharmacotherapy Chapter 19: Tumor Immunity Chapter 20: Measurement of Immune Function NOTE: Each chapter includes an Overview, a Chapter Summary, Study Questions, and Answers and Explanations.
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