This respected graduate-level textbook provides comprehensive and accessible coverage of the basic and clinical aspects of the mucosal immune system, addressing the major components of the mucosal barrier ̶ gastrointestinal, upper and lower respiratory, ocular, and genitourinary mucosal immune systems ̶ in a highly user-friendly style. The editors of and contributors to the book, all internationally-recognized leaders, present the current principles, concepts, and basic processes involved in mucosal immunology, mucosal diseases, and host defense at mucosal surfaces.  Topics discussed include the development and structure of the mucosal immune system and its cellular constituents, host-microbe relationships, infection, mucosal diseases, and vaccines. The second edition has been carefully updated throughout to reflect the latest developments from clinical research and key literature has been fully updated.

part Two|205 pages

Cellular constituents of mucosal immune systems and their function in mucosal homeostasis

chapter 8|8 pages

Innate lymphoid cells

chapter 17|11 pages

Mucosal tolerance

part Four|34 pages

Genitourinary Tract

part Five|53 pages

>Nose, Airways, Oral Cavity, and Eyes

part Seven|78 pages

Specific Immune-Mediated Diseases of Mucosal Surfaces