Mucosal Immunology of Acute Bacterial Pneumonia

Editors: Prince, Alice (Ed.)

  • Unique focus in immunology
  • A comprehensive volume on the subject
  • Addressing a specific and neglected area of immunology
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In contrast to the substantial literature that focuses upon innate immune signaling in the gut, there is remarkably less known about the response of the airway to bacterial pathogens.  The purpose of this book will be to review the current status of theunderstanding of the pathogenesis of acute bacterial pneumonia, slanted toward the mucosal immunology of these infections.  It will describe, in general, the signaling cascades that control the proinflammatory response to bacterial infection in the lung. How innate immune signaling is orchestrated in response to specific common airway pathogens is addressed, targeting Staphylococus aureus (including MRSA), Streptococcus pneumoniae and Klebsiella pneumoniae.   By describing the general immunological responses to conserved bacterial components and then detailing how specific organisms cause infection, this book provides a targeted but comprehensive review of this important topic.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Alveolar Macrophages

    Dockrell, David H. (et al.)

    Pages 1-48

  • Lung Dendritic Cells and Pulmonary Defence Mechanisms to Bacteria

    Lambrecht, Bart N. (et al.)

    Pages 49-66

  • CD4 T-Cell Immunity in the Lung

    Kolls, Jay K.

    Pages 67-82

  • Neutrophils in Acute Bacterial Pneumonia

    Gomez, John C. (et al.)

    Pages 83-124

  • Toll-Like Receptors in the Airway Epithelium

    Skerrett, Shawn J.

    Pages 125-138

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eBook $169.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9035-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mucosal Immunology of Acute Bacterial Pneumonia
Editors
  • Alice Prince
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5326-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5326-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5325-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9035-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 278
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