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

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Verlag 2005
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Basel
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7643-5804-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7643-7408-2
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