Principles of Mucosal Immunology

Principles of Mucosal Immunology


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Principles of Mucosal Immunology is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, researchers in immunology and microbiology, and medical and dental students. It presents the basic and clinical aspects of the mucosal immune system, focusing on the major components of the mucosal barrier-the gastrointestinal, upper and lower respiratory, ocular, and genitourinary mucosal immune systems. Topics include the development and structure of the mucosal immune system and its cellular constituents, host-microbe relationships, infection, mucosal diseases, and vaccines. Principles of Mucosal Immunology is sponsored by the Society for Mucosal Immunology and is written by internationally recognized leaders in the field.

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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 210.82 x 274.32 x 25.4mm | 1,133.98g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • Garland Publishing Inc
  • CTUnited States
  • English
  • 220 colour illustrations, 50 colour illustrations, 170 colour line drawings
  • 0815344430
  • 9780815344438
  • 463,603

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"Principles of Mucosal Immunology is an excellent book and can be recommended not only to students and professionals that wish to expand their knowledge in immunology but to the tutors of specialized immunology courses too. Furthermore, it is very detailed and clear enough to become one of the first books you reach for whenever a basic question of immunology arises." - Scandinavian Journal of Immunology "The length of the book is optimal, covering most areas of mucosal immunology, and the depth of coverage in each area is appropriately proportioned to the available literature in the field. The quality of the color figures and diagrams are excellent. Expert contributors are internationally recognized leaders in the field of mucosal immunology. Although it has multiple authors, there is uniformity of style. In comparing this book with other textbooks of mucosal immunology, Principles of Mucosal Immunology presents not opinions of particular authors, but collective expert opinions of the Society of Mucosal Immunology with a Board of Counselors established in guiding the development of this book's content, ensuring that the latest paradigms were presented. Therefore, this book represents the most up-to-date and comprehensive mucosal immunology textbook available...Principles of Mucosal Immunology achieves the aim of providing a standard textbook for students of all levels interested in advanced training in mucosal immunology. The book is well organized and has downloadable figures and diagrams to facilitate instructors teaching in classroom settings." - Gastroenterology

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About Society for Mucosal Immunology

The Society for Mucosal Immunology advances research and education related to the field of mucosal immunology. Phillip D. Smith, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Microbiology and The Mary J Bradford Professor of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama. Thomas T. MacDonald, PhD, FRCPath, FMedSci, is Dean for Research and Professor of Immunology, Centre for Immunology and Infectious Disease, at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London. Richard S. Blumberg, MD, is Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Chief, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

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