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1. Elements of the Immune System and their Roles in Defense 2. Innate Immunity: The Immediate Response to Infection 3. Innate Immunity: The Induced Response to Infection 4. Antibody Structure and the Generation of B-Cell Diversity 5. Antigen Recognition by T Lymphocytes 6. The Development of B Lymphocytes 7. The Development of T Lymphocytes 8. T Cell-Mediated Immunity 9. Immunity Mediated by B Cells and Antibodies 10. Preventing Infection at Mucosal Surfaces 11. Immunological Memory and Vaccination 12. Coevolution of Innate and Adaptive Immunity 13. Failures of the Body's Defenses 14. IgE-Mediated Immunity and Allergy 15. Transplantation of Tissues and Organs 16. Disruption of Healthy Tissue by the Immune Response 17. Cancer and Its Interactions with the Immune System