Transplant Immunology PDF
With all the complex issues of acceptance or rejection of a transplanted organ, immunology is a key subject for all transplantation clinicians. During recent years, there has been an explosion of research and knowledge in this area.
Produced in association with the American Society of Transplantation, and written by experts within the field, Transplant Immunology provides a comprehensive overview of the topic in relation to clinical transplantation.
Starting with the basic functionality of the immune system, it then moves on to cover the very latest developments in immunosuppressive drugs and protocols, as well as a look at all emerging technologies in the field.
Key chapters include:
Immune responses to transplants
Emerging issues in transplantation
Biomarkers of Allograft rejection and tolerance
T cells and the principles of immune responses
In full colour throughout, over 100 outstanding diagrams support the text, all figures being fully downloadable via the book’s companion website. The result is an essential tool for all those responsible for managing patients awaiting and undergoing organ transplantation, including transplant surgeons and clinicians, immunologists and researchers.
1 Tissues and organs of the immune system
2 Cells of the immune system
3 Soluble mediators in the immune system
4 Costimulatory molecules
5 Major histocompatibility complex
6 T cells and the principles of immune responses
7 Ischemia and reperfusion injury
8 Immune responses to transplants
9 Principles of hematopoietic cell transplantation
10 Therapeutic approaches to organ transplantation
11 Organ specific features in clinical transplantation
12 Transplant related complications
13 Biomarkers of allograft rejection and tolerance
14 Emerging issues in transplantation
15 New frontiers and new technologies
16 Experimental models in discovery and translational studies