© 1999

Defense of Mucosal Surfaces: Pathogenesis, Immunity and Vaccines

  • Jean-Pierre Kraehenbuhl
  • Marian R. Neutra

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 236)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. C. Czerkinsky, J.-B. Sun, J. Holmgren
    Pages 79-91
  3. B. Corthesy, J.-P. Kraehenbuhl
    Pages 93-111
  4. B. Raupach, J. Mecsas, U. Heczko, S. Falkow, B. B. Finlay
    Pages 137-161
  5. L. C. Freytag, J. D. Clements
    Pages 215-236
  6. C. D. Morrow, M. J. Novak, D. C. Ansardi, D. C. Porter, Z. Moldoveanu
    Pages 255-273
  7. J. K.-C. Ma, N. D. Vine
    Pages 275-292
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 293-298

About this book


Mucosal immunity encompasses a broad field of research that includes areas of epithelial cell and molecular biology, molecular and cellular immunology, microbiology, virology, and vaccinology. This volume presents up to date and concise discussions of concepts as well as recent advances. It provides an overview of the components of the mucosal immune system, and the basic science relevant to mucosal vaccination. The authors assess current research in critical areas including: Organization of mucosal lymphoid tissue; antigen sampling and presentation in mucosal tissues; mucosalimmune responses and tolerance; immune effectors at mucosal sites; microbial-host interactions at mucosal sites; mucosal vaccines and adjuvants. This multi-disciplinary effort will be a valuable resource for researchers, clinicians and students who need a clear understanding of concepts and a guide to the wide-ranging literature in this very active research area.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Pierre Kraehenbuhl
    • 1
  • Marian R. Neutra
    • 2
  1. 1.Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research Institute of BiochemistryUniversity of LausanneEpalingesSwitzerland
  2. 2.GI Cell Biology LaboratoryChildren’s Hospital and Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Defense of Mucosal Surfaces: Pathogenesis, Immunity and Vaccines
  • Editors Jean-Pierre Kraehenbuhl
    Marian R. Neutra
  • Series Title Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-64730-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-64194-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-59951-4
  • Series ISSN 0070-217X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 296
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Immunology
    Medical Microbiology
    Cell Biology
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