Elsevier Publishes Five New Immunology Books

New edition textbook Primer to the Immune Response Featured at the International Congress on Autoimmunity

9th International Congress on Autoimmunity

WALTHAM, Mass.--()--Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the publication of five new immunology books, including the new edition of Primer to The Immune Response by Tak Mak, Mary Saunders and Bradley Jett. All five new books will be on display at Elsevier booth # 4C at this week’s 9th International Congress on Autoimmunity in Nice, France. The host for the congress is Yehuda Shoenfeld, who is also an editor of the new book, Autoantibodies.

Primer to The Immune Response is a unique textbook with a completely updated, concise but comprehensive introduction to immunology. The text is written in an engaging conversational style that is to the point and very readable, and includes more than 200 color illustrations along with a comprehensive glossary and list of abbreviations. Published by Elsevier under the Academic Cell imprint, the book contains research passages on current experimental work published in Cell Press articles. These articles also form the basis of case studies that are found in the associated online study guide and are designed to reinforce clinical connections.

Lead author Dr. Tak Mak is the Director of the Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research in the Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto and a University Professor in the Departments of Medical Biophysics and Immunology, University of Toronto. He gained worldwide prominence in 1984 as the leader of the team that first cloned the genes of the human T cell antigen receptor. Dr. Mak’s current research remains centered on mechanisms of immune recognition/regulation, malignant cell survival/death, inflammation in autoimmunity and cancer, and metabolic adaptation in tumor cells. He has published over 700 papers and holds many patents.

The five new immunology books published are:

The books are available on the Elsevier Store and on ScienceDirect, Elsevier’s full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than nearly 2,200 peer-reviewed journals, almost 900 serials and 25,000 book titles.

Notes for Editors

Review copies of the books are available to credentialed journalists upon request. Contact Michelle McMahon at m.mcmahon.1@elsevier.com or +1 781 663 2268.

About Elsevier

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Elsevier
Michelle McMahon, +1 781-663-2268
Publicity Manager, Science & Technology Books
m.mcmahon.1@elsevier.com

From Primer to the Immune Response by Tak Mak, Mary Saunders and Bradley Jett: Germinal Center Function - An antigen-activated B cell proliferates and generates centroblasts, converting the secondary follicle into a GC with dark and light zones (1). Somatic hypermutation occurs in the dark zone (2), giving rise to centrocytes that move into the light zone (3) to undergo selection (4). Negatively-selected centrocytes die by apoptosis (5), whereas positively-selected centrocytes survive and undergo isotype switching (6). Some switched centrocytes immediately differentiate into memory or plasma cells (7) that exit the GC and enter the circulation (8), where as others re-enter the dark zone to undergo another cycle of somatic hypermutation and selection (9). (Graphic: Business Wire)

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Elsevier published five new immunology books, including Primer to The Immune Response by Tak Mak. The new books will be displayed at the Elsevier booth at the Congress on Autoimmunity this week.

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Elsevier
Michelle McMahon, +1 781-663-2268
Publicity Manager, Science & Technology Books
m.mcmahon.1@elsevier.com