Mucosal Immunity and Infections at Mucosal Surfaces

Mucosal Immunity and Infections at Mucosal Surfaces

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Presenting the latest information on the function of the mucosal immune system, this book demonstrates that it has a 'gatekeeper' role in preventing the entry of antigens via the mucosa and in filtering out antigens that do enter. The authors provide a comprehensive description of the system and of how mucosal immune processes interact with pathogens on the mucosal surface. In a lucid fashion, they discuss the regulation of the IgA response, the relation between auto-immunity and mucosal immunoregulation, mucosal specific immune functions, and the mucosal immune mechanisms involved in viral and bacterial infections, including sexually transmitted diseases. This is a timely reference for immunologists, infectious disease specialists, and gastroenterologists. See above.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 528 pages
  • 150 x 230 x 33mm | 1,190g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 35 halftones, 90 line illustrations, 106 tables
  • 0195043294
  • 9780195043297

Table of contents

B cell differentiation in the mucosal immune system; Autoimmunity and the mucosal immune system; Cellular mechanisms of host defense at mucosal surfaces; Mucosal responses to viruses; Mucosal responses to bacteria; Mucosal responses to sexually transmitted organisms.show more