New research, insights included in latest edition of 'Mucosal Immunology'

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jiri mestecky streamMicrobiology Professor Jiri Mestecky, M.D., Ph.D., has completed the fourth edition of "Mucosal Immunology," the only comprehensive reference covering the basic science and clinical manifestations of mucosal immunology.

First published in 1994 as "Handbook of Mucosal Immunology," this book was the first to cover the entire spectrum of mucosal immunology in a single work. In its infancy, the book was predicted to become an invaluable stimulus to new lines of interdisciplinary research — and it has. For more than 20 years, Mucosal Immunology has been a go-to for a diverse group of biologists, researchers, health-care workers and students of medicine and pediatrics as they apply basic biology to immunological or infection-mediated disease processes of external mucosal surfaces.

The fourth edition consists of two volumes with 2,560 pages. Mestecky has included new research data, exceptional illustrations, original theory, a new perspective and excellent organization. The book covers immune system topics, such as inductive and effector tissues and cells, development and physiology of the mucosal barrier, diseases in the digestive system and respiratory and genitourinary tract plus immunodeficiency.

Mucosal Immunology, Fourth Edition, published by Academic Press, is available in hardcover and eBook formats.