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Essential Immunology (Essentials) [Paperback]

Ivan Roitt , Peter Delves
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20 Jun 2001 0632059028 978-0632059027 10th Revised edition
Roitt′s Essential Immunology has established itself as the book of choice for students of immunology worldwide. This excellent textbook is commonly regarded as ′the best of the immunology primers′ and the tenth edition remains at the cutting edge of this fascinating area of science.

The trademark of this book is its highly readable introduction to the subject, its emphasis on core knowledge and its excellent four–color artwork. On the tenth edition, Ivan Roitt is joined by Peter Delves, a brilliant teacher from University College London. Together they have extensively updated all aspects of the book to produce a new edition, which will be an invaluable resource to students of immunology and medicine.

The tenth edition focuses on:


  • dendritic cells
  • intraepithelial lymphocytes
  • NKT and gd T–cells
  • NK receptors
  • non–classical MHC presentation of non–peptidic antigens
  • analysis of TCR–peptide–MHC interactions
  • gene ′knockouts′ and ′knockins′
  • cell signaling pathways
  • chemokines and their receptors
  • intimate links between innate and adaptive immunity
  • regulatory T–cells
  • Fcg receptors
  • activation–induced cell death
  • signaling through pattern recognition systems
  • prions
  • DNA vaccines
  • mucosal adjuvants
  • molecular understanding of immunodeficiency
  • CCR5 co–receptor for HIV
  • therapeutic benefit of monoclonal anti–IgE in allergy
  • the excessive hygiene hypothesis
  • induction of antigen–specific tolerance for transplantation
  • heat–shock proteins in tumor immunity and autoimmunity
  • peptide priming of dendritic cells for immunotherapy
  • thymic expression of organ–specific autoantigens

Roitt′s Essential Immunology is supported by a web site at www.roitt.com This useful on–line resource contains self–assessment material, future updates, further reading and an image archive.


  • New edition of a best–selling textbook – known internationally by both students & faculty.

  • Completely updated throughout.
  • Greater emphasis on core knowledge & ease of use.
  • Supported by a free on–line www.roitt.com companion containing updates, images and self–assessment material.


Product details

  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 10th Revised edition edition (20 Jun 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0632059028
  • ISBN-13: 978-0632059027
  • Product Dimensions: 28 x 22 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 142,550 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Review

"The book is ordered in clear sections – with a nice logical progression from the basics and antigen recognition at the beginning, to clinical immunology at the end. This is very useful and important, especially for a subject like immunology in which it is easy to lose sight of the central principles if they are lost in a confusing web of clinical examples. Nice pictures, clear text, good section in techniques – another winner."

Murmur – Cambridge University Medical School Gazette

On previous editions:

"Overall, Essential Immunology is the best of the immunology primers. It clearly outdistances other textbooks in this area by its scope, its organisation, its clarity, and its ability to convey a carefully balanced and up–to–date view of immunology. The medical student who first comes on the mysteries of immunology here, as well as the seasoned immunologist, will find it an adventure and joy to read." The New England Journal of Medicine <!––end––>

"Medical practitioners of all ages and persuasions find Ivan Roitt′s book a lifeline to prevent drowning in an ocean of immunological jargon." The British Medical Journal

"This is an extremely comprehensive and clear introduction to the world of immunology. It is well organised and is backed up by colourful diagrams." Snakes Alive, The Journal of the Queens University Belfast Medical & Dental School

"It is a very attractive, clear, contemporary textbook and should be a great success with undergraduate students. I can confidently say that I will be referring to this text in my next round of Immunology lectures." Lecturer at the University of Sunderland, Immunology News

Published Reviews of the 10th Edition

".the book has been extensively updated, revised and amended so that it contains a huge range of cutting edge topics in inmunology. This makes this book one of the most comprehensive texts on the market as there is little of note that is missing."

GKT Gazette, Medical & Dental Schools, April 2003

"This excellent textbook is commonly regarded as "the best of the inmunology primers" and the Tenth Edition will ensure that the text remains at the cutting edge of this fascinating area of science.

.an invaluable resource to students of immunology and medicine."

Journal of Investigational Allergology and Clinical Inmunology, 2002

From the Back Cover

Roitt′s Essential Immunology has established itself as the book of choice for students of immunology worldwide. This excellent textbook is commonly regarded as ′the best of the immunology primers′ and the tenth edition remains at the cutting edge of this fascinating area of science.

The trademark of this book is its highly readable introduction to the subject, its emphasis on core knowledge and its excellent four–color artwork. On the tenth edition, Ivan Roitt is joined by Peter Delves, a brilliant teacher from University College London. Together they have extensively updated all aspects of the book to produce a new edition, which will be an invaluable resource to students of immunology and medicine.

The tenth edition focuses on:


  • dendritic cells
  • intraepithelial lymphocytes
  • NKT and gd T–cells
  • NK receptors
  • non–classical MHC presentation of non–peptidic antigens
  • analysis of TCR–peptide–MHC interactions
  • gene ′knockouts′ and ′knockins′
  • cell signaling pathways
  • chemokines and their receptors
  • intimate links between innate and adaptive immunity
  • regulatory T–cells
  • Fcg receptors
  • activation–induced cell death
  • signaling through pattern recognition systems
  • prions

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Overkill or not 6 May 2009
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Very informative, but sometimes it skips certain topics with haste, and it's overkill on other subjects.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for undergraduates 20 Mar 2002
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Essential Immunology is a brilliant book for undergraduate students. It is very user friendly, good pictures and references and very reasonably priced for the amount of content. There is also a useful website linked to the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Textbook classic 21 Oct 2013
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The title says everything - this really is the essential introduciton to immunology. Each edition has grown with the subject and the 10th edition is a wonderful overview of where immunology was in 2000.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Essential Immunology 17 Feb 2006
By L. Mendez - Published on Amazon.com
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GREAT text! Great website. I found this book to be really helpful,gives just enough info without being too much. Excellent pictures and managible text. I recommend you get this book early on in the course, cause you'll need it. My prof took lots of pictures from it and I found it to be a better explination than other books. I used it to fill in gaps and get clearer ideas of things.
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE CHOICE OF MANY DISCERNING LEARNERS 17 July 2002
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The inclusion of all the latest abstruse developments in the field of immunology was part of a concerted effort to make this latest edition of "Roitt's Essential Immunology" standout in the crowd. It is an elaborate text whose popularity attests to its high quality.
Good enough, the traditional use of simple descriptions were retained in this new edition, while additional efforts were made in order to simplify most of the complex issues associated with immunochemistry and immunopathology. This textbook is a one-volume knowledge base whose accurate differentials are largely due to extensive facts validations.
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