Principles of Immunopharmacology

3rd revised and extended edition

  • F.P. Nijkamp
  • Michael J. Parnham

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Immunity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Frank J. T. Staal, Karin Pike-Overzet, Menno C. van Zelm
      Pages 3-14
    3. Femke Broere, Sergei G. Apasov, Michail V. Sitkovsky, Willem van Eden
      Pages 15-27
    4. Geert R. Van Pottelberge, Ken R. Bracke, Guy G. Brusselle
      Pages 47-57
    5. Klaus Resch, Michael U. Martin
      Pages 59-80
    6. Timo K. van den Berg, Hergen Spits, Diana Wouters
      Pages 81-100
    7. Richard Korbut, Tomasz J. Guzik
      Pages 101-126
    8. Jan W. Gratama, Cor H. J. Lamers, Reno Debets
      Pages 151-178
    9. Douglas A. Weigent, Aletta D. Kraneveld, J. Edwin Blalock
      Pages 179-198
  3. Immunodiagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Frank Redegeld, Klaus Hermann, Markus Ollert, Johannes Ring
      Pages 201-208
    3. Jeffrey K. Horton, Michael O’Sullivan
      Pages 209-220
    4. John F. Dunne, Holden T. Maecker
      Pages 221-236
    5. Stefan Wild, Ute Bissels, Barbara Schaffrath, Andreas Bosio
      Pages 237-251
  4. Immunotherapeutics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Gideon F. A. Kersten, Wim Jiskoot
      Pages 255-270

About this book


Principles of Immunopharmacology provides a unique source of essential knowledge on the immune response, its diagnosis and its modification by drugs and chemicals. The third edition of this internationally recognized textbook has been revised to include recent developments, but continues the established format, dealing with four related fields in a single volume, thus obviating the need to refer to several different textbooks.

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, including dendritic cells. The second section on immunodiagnostics offers a topical description of widely used molecular techniques and is followed by a systematic coverage of drugs affecting the immune system, including natural products. This third section contains 15 updated chapters, covering classical immunopharmacological topics such as anti-asthmatic, anti-rheumatic and immunosuppressive drugs, but also deals with antibiotics, plant-derived and dietary agents, with a new chapter on probiotics. The book concludes with a chapter on immunotoxicology and drug safety tests.

Aids to the reader include a two-column format, glossaries of technical terms and appendix reference tables. The emphasis on illustrations, many of which have been redrawn for this edition, is maintained from the first two editions.

The book is a valuable single reference for postgraduate medical and biomedical students, postgraduate chemistry and pharmacy students, researchers in chemistry, biochemistry and the pharmaceutical industry and researchers lacking basic immunological knowledge, who want to understand the actions of drugs on the immune system.


Immunity Immunodiagnosis Immunology Immunotherapeutics Immunotoxicology Pharmacology

Editors and affiliations

  • F.P. Nijkamp
    • 1
  • Michael J. Parnham
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculteit FarmacieRijksuniversiteit UtrechtUtrechtNetherlands
  2. 2.Diseases "Dr. Fran Mihaljevic", Research & Clinical Immunology UnitUniversity Hospital for InfectiousZagrebCroatia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Basel 2011
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Basel
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-0346-0135-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-0346-0136-8
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