Principles of Immunopharmacology

  • Frans P. Nijkamp
  • Michael J. Parnham

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Mechanisms of immunity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Valerie F.J. Quesniaux, Julian D. Down, Henk-Jan Schuurman
      Pages 3-17
    3. Sergey G. Apasov, Michail V. Sitkovsky
      Pages 19-28
    4. Ger T. Rijkers, Lisette van de Corput
      Pages 29-44
    5. Klaus Resch
      Pages 45-61
    6. Dirk Roos, Hergen Spits, C. Erik Hack
      Pages 63-80
    7. Richard Korbut, Tomasz J. Guzik
      Pages 81-103
    8. Jacques Descotes, Thierry Vial
      Pages 117-127
    9. Jan W. Gratama, Reno Debets, Ralph A. Willemsen
      Pages 129-148
    10. Douglas A. Weigent, J. Edwin Blalock
      Pages 149-159
  3. Immunodiagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Klaus Hermann, Markus Ollert, Johannes Ring
      Pages 163-170
    3. Michael J. O’Sullivan
      Pages 171-181
    4. John F. Dunne, Holden T. Maecker
      Pages 183-196
    5. Barbara Schaffrath, Andreas Bosio
      Pages 197-211
    6. René Houtman, Ian Humphery-Smith
      Pages 213-227
  4. Immunotherapeutics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Wim Jiskoot, Gideon F.A. Kersten
      Pages 231-245
    3. Gerhard Dickneite, Peter Gronski, Ernst-Jürgen Kanzy, Friedrich R. Seiler
      Pages 247-264
    4. Sue McKay, Antoon J.M. van Oosterhout
      Pages 265-280
    5. Peter J. Barnes
      Pages 281-344
    6. James E. Talmadge
      Pages 345-376
    7. K. Noel Masihi
      Pages 377-390
    8. Michael J. Parnham, Donatella Verbanac
      Pages 391-405
    9. Marie-Thérèse Labro
      Pages 407-439
    10. Henk-Jan Schuurman
      Pages 441-463
    11. Romano Danesi, Guido Bocci, Antonello Di Paolo, Mario Del Tacca
      Pages 465-481
    12. Ian M. Adcock, Kazuhiro Ito
      Pages 483-497
    13. Regina M. Botting, Jack H. Botting
      Pages 499-510
    14. Clarissa Bachmeier, Peter M. Brooks, Richard O. Day, Garry G. Graham, Geoffrey O. Littlejohn, Eric F. Morand et al.
      Pages 511-544
  5. Immunotoxicology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 557-557
    2. Joseph G. Vos, Jan Willem van der Laan, Henk van Loveren, Ruud Albers, Raymond Pieters
      Pages 559-589
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 591-662

About this book


This single volume represents an additional text for students who require background information on the immune response, its diagnosis and its modification by drugs and chemicals. The first section of the book, providing a basic introduction to immunology and its relevance for human disease, has been updated to accommodate new immunological concepts. The second section on immunodiagnostics has been further expanded to describe widely used molecular techniques and is followed by a systematic coverage of drugs affecting the immune system, revised to cover recent developments. The book concludes with a chapter on immunotoxicology.

This second edition, thus, continues the unique format, dealing with four related topics in a single volume, obviating the need to refer to several different textbooks. New aids to readers include a two-column format, glossaries of technical terms and an appendix of reference tables. The emphasis on illustrations from the first edition is maintained. The book, written by international experts, is suitable as a course textbook for students of various biomedical, chemical and pharmaceutical sciences and as a supporting text for medical and postgraduate students.


Asthma Immunity Immunodiagnosis Immunology Immunotherapeutics Immunotoxicology Pharmacology infections

Editors and affiliations

  • Frans P. Nijkamp
    • 1
  • Michael J. Parnham
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of PharmacyDepartment of Pharmacology and PathophysiologyUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.PLIVA Research Institute Ltd.ZagrebCroatia

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