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Oral Mucosa in Health and Disease

A Concise Handbook

Editors: Bergmeier, Lesley (Ed.)

  • Highlights the role of the mucosa in defence and maintenance of homeostatic mechanisms that protect against diseaseExamines the relation between the oral cavity and systemic disease in detail
  • Written by recognized experts in the field
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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. 

About the authors

Lesley Ann Bergmeier, MRSB, CBiol, PhD, PGCAP, FHEA, is Reader in Oral Immunology at the Centre for Oral Immunology and Regenerative medicine , Barts and The London, Queen Mary’s Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK. She was also Honorary Visiting Senior Lecturer in the Department of Oral Medicine and Pathology at King’s College London, Dental Institute at Guy’s Hospital (2007-2011). Dr. Bergmeier is an elected member of both the Royal Society of Biology (MSB) and the Institute of Biology (with designated status as a Chartered Biologist). In 2009 and 2014 she served as a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the World Workshop in Oral Health and AIDS. Dr. Bergmeier is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Experimental Dental Science. She is the author of 75 peer-reviewed papers cited in PubMed including eight reviews, as well as five book chapters, and has an H-index of 30. 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Structure and Functions of the Oral Mucosa

    Cruchley, Alan T. (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Cell-Cell Interactions in the Oral Mucosa: Tight Junctions and Gap Junctions

    Wan, Hong (et al.)

    Pages 19-30

  • Anchoring Junctions in the Oral Mucosa: Adherens Junctions and Desmosomes

    Wan, Hong (et al.)

    Pages 31-51

  • Immunology of the Oral Mucosa

    Bergmeier, Lesley Ann

    Pages 53-67

  • Mucosal Homeostasis of the Oral Mucosa

    Allam, Jean-Pierre (et al.)

    Pages 69-76

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-56065-6
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-56064-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Oral Mucosa in Health and Disease
Book Subtitle
A Concise Handbook
Editors
  • Lesley Bergmeier
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56065-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56065-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-56064-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 184
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour
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