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Title Mucosal immunology / edited by Jiri Mestecky [and others]
Edition Third edition
Published Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Academic Press, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (2 volumes (lvi, 1868 pages, 50 unnumbered pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates)) : illustrations (some color)
Contents MUCOSAL IMMUNE SYSTEM -- Mucosal Barrier: Development and Physiology of Mucosal Defence -- Inductive and Effector Tissues and Cells of the Mucosal Immune System -- Mucosal Immunity and Infection -- Mucosal Vaccines -- MUCOSAL DISEASES -- Immunodeficiency -- Stomach, Liver and Intestine -- Respiratory Tract -- Oral Cavity, Upper Airway and Head and Neck -- Genitourinary Tract and Mammary Gland -- APPENDICES
Summary Mucosal immunology is so important since most infectious agents enter the body through the various mucous membranes, and many common infections take place in or on mucous membranes. Mucosal Immunology, now two volumes and in its third edition, is the only comprehensive reference covering the basic science and clinical manifestations of mucosal immunology. This book contains new research data, exceptional illustrations, original theory, a new perspective and excellent organization. * The most comprehensive text on mucosal immunology from internationally recognized experts in the field * Includes exceptional color illustrations, new research data, original theory and information on all mucosal diseases * Contains nine new chapters and an expanded appendix
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Mucous membrane -- Immunology.
Immunity, Mucosal -- physiology.
Mucous Membrane -- immunology.
Form Electronic book
Author Mestecky, Jiri, 1941-
ISBN 0080454267 (electronic bk.)
9780080454269 (electronic bk.)