Published April 30, 2009
by Garland Science .
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The immune system can be activated by many “non-self” substances. These are called antigens. The proteins on the surfaces of bacteria, fungi and viruses, for example, are all antigens. When the antigens bind to, for example, special receptors on the defense cells, a series of cell processes is started. Then the immune system can recall. Our adaptive immune system saves us from certain death by infection. An infant born with a severely defective adaptive immune system will soon die unless extraordinary measures are taken to isolate it from a host of infectious agents, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Indeed, all multicellular organisms need to defend themselves against infection by such potentially harmful Cited by: The Immune System, Fourth Edition emphasizes the human immune system and presents immunological concepts in a coherent, concise, and contemporary account of how the immune system works. Written for. The final chapters focus on how the immune system is being manipulated to improve human health. Throughout the book, the relationship of the immune system to human diseases is well documented. Study questions at the end of each chapter include essay, multiple-choice, and case study formats. Answers are provided. The book also includes a : Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.