IMMUNOLOGY MUCOSAL AND BODY SURFACE DEFENCES PDF
Editorial Reviews. Review. “Overall, the book is well written, and the concepts are explained clearly, with well-illustrated, informative figures and diagrams. PROSE Award, Clinical Medicine: Honorable Mention The vast majority of medically important pathogens infect their host across a body surface such as. Covers the basic aspects of immunology with a particular focus on the mucosa, the largest immune organ in the body. The main site of.
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Immunology: Mucosal and Body Surface Defences – Andrew E. Williams – Google Books
After an introduction to the basic structure of the immune system, the book looks at two important families of signalling molecules: It continues by examining immunity against the four major groups of pathogens – viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites, and concludes by looking at disorders of the immune system, mucosal tumour immunology and the process of vaccination. Students across a range of disciplines, including biology, aurface, biomedicine, medicine and veterinary sciences, will find this book invaluable, both as an introduction to basic immunology and as a guide to mucosal immune defence mechanisms.
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An page glossary supports that text. Upper-division undergraduates and above. Mucosal and Body Surface Defences. Added to Your Shopping Cart. Honorable Mention 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. A fresh, new approach to the subject focusing suface mucosal and body surfaces. Describes the mucosal immune systems of the gastrointestinal, respiratory and urogenital tracts, as well as the skin. Details the important roles of cytokines and chemokines in an immune response. Separate chapters devoted to immunity against viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites.
Immunology: Mucosal and Body Surface Defences
Includes chapter summaries, boxes with topics of special interest and an extensive glossary. Clearly written and well- illustrated in full colour throughout.
About the Author Dr Andrew E. Covers the basic aspects of immunology with a particular focus on the mucosa, the largest immune organ in the body.
The main site of pathogen entry is through mucosal tissues yet this very important area of immunology has never been covered fully in any other text.
Provides a step-by-step explanation of how the immune system clears pathogens from the host from the moment the pathogen enters the host to the moment it is destroyed by mucoaal immune system.
Modern, and exciting topics of immunology are detailed throughout each chapter. Most texts fail to enlighten the student about up to date topics that are at the cutting edge of immunology. This book readdresses the balance by providing the reader with the latest information about modern immunology.
Although these are vital areas of modern immunology they have received little attention from many standard texts.