Table of Contents

Front Matter.
Basic Concepts in Immunology.
The Innate Immune System.
The Adaptive Immune System.
Cytokines.
Chemokines.
Basic Concepts in Mucosal Immunology.
Immunology of the Gastrointestinal Tract.
Immunology of the Airways.
Immunology of the Urogenital Tract and Conjunctiva.
Immunology of the Skin.
Immunity to Viruses.
Immunity to Bacteria.
Immunity to Fungi.
Immunity to Parasites.
Disorders of the Immune System.
Mucosal Tumour Immunology.
Vaccination.
Glossary of Terms.
Index. The vast majority of medically important pathogens infect their host across a body surface such as the skin, or across a mucosal tissue such as the respiratory tract or intestines, as these sites are the ones exposed to the external environment. By focusing on immunity at mucosal and body surfaces this book presents a fresh, new approach to the teaching of immunology. After an introduction to the basic structure of the immune system, the book looks at two important families of signalling molecules: cytokines and chemokines, before covering the workings of the mucosal immune system. It continue
The vast majority of medically important pathogens infect their host across a body surface such as the skin, or across a mucosal tissue such as the respiratory tract or intestines, as these sites are the ones exposed to the external environment. By focusing on immunity at mucosal and body surfaces this book presents a fresh, new approach to the teaching of immunology. After an introduction to the basic structure of the immune system, the book looks at two important families of signalling molecules: cytokines and chemokines, before covering the workings of the mucosal immune system. It continue
Williams, Andrew
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John Wiley & Sons
2011
1st ed.
9781119998648
9780470090039
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