Oral Mucosa in Health and Disease

A Concise Handbook

  • Lesley Ann Bergmeier

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Alan T. Cruchley, Lesley Ann Bergmeier
    Pages 1-18
  3. Hong Wan, Hanan Gadmor, Louise Brown
    Pages 19-30
  4. Hong Wan, Hanan Gadmor, Louise Brown
    Pages 31-51
  5. Lesley Ann Bergmeier
    Pages 53-67
  6. Jean-Pierre Allam, Natalija Novak
    Pages 69-76
  7. Patricio C. Smith, Constanza Martínez
    Pages 77-90
  8. Hayder F. Saloom, Guy H. Carpenter
    Pages 91-103
  9. E. Kenneth Parkinson
    Pages 105-118
  10. Lena Larsson
    Pages 119-125
  11. Lesley Ann Bergmeier
    Pages 127-140
  12. Lesley Ann Bergmeier, Farida Fortune
    Pages 141-159
  13. Lesley Ann Bergmeier, Farida Fortune
    Pages 161-171
  14. Lesley Ann Bergmeier, E. Kenneth Parkinson
    Pages 173-184

About this book


This book is designed to re-establish the position of the oral cavity and its mucosa at the forefront of defence and maintenance of homeostatic mechanisms that protect against disease not just locally but also systemically. The oral mucosa is a unique collection of tissues that constitutes a highly active environment with its own unique microflora and homeostatic interaction with the innate and adaptive immune responses. As an immune tissue the oral mucosa was somewhat neglected in the past owing to the tendency to assume similarity to the gut mucosa. More recently it has become apparent that the oral mucosa is a complex environment and, like the esophageal mucosa, has more in common with vaginal tissue than with the gut. Furthermore, the ability of the oral mucosa to act as an immune inductive site has made it an attractive area of research in terms of desensitization for allergic reactions and possibly autoimmune responses. In this book, recognized experts in the field provide up-to-date coverage of all aspects of the structure and function of the oral mucosa, reflecting important recent advances in knowledge, including at the molecular level.


Oral Microbiome Oral Immunity Oral Barrier Function Oral Epithelium Oral Pathology

Editors and affiliations

  • Lesley Ann Bergmeier
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Oral Immunobiology and Regenerative Medicine Institute of Dentistry, Queen Mary School of Medicine and DentistryLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-56064-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-56065-6
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