Principles of Mucosal Immunology

Society for Mucosal Immunology, Phillip D. Smith, Thomas T. MacDonald, Richard S. Blumberg

Garland Science
Published April 18, 2012
Reference - 512 Pages - 220 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9780815344438 - CAT# Y107833

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  • Presents the principles and mechanisms underlying mucosal immunology in a comprehensive and organized approach.
  • Emphasizes the immunology of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and respiratory tracts.
  • Editors and contributors are internationally recognized leaders in the mucosal immunology field.
  • Full-color illustrations, photographs, and micrographs throughout complement the text.
  • Includes separate chapters on immunobiology of the nose, uppper airways, and oral cavity, ocular immunity, and periodontal disease.
  • Includes features such as a summary of key concepts and further readings.
  • Figures from the book in PowerPoint and jpeg formats provided on the Garland Science website.


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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