Overview: The Mucosal Immune System. The Mucosal Immune System

Chapter

Abstract

  • © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. This chapter serves as an introduction to the book and presents an overview of the mucosal immune system, its major components and functions, and its unique significance with respect to the maintenance of homeostasis and health. Of particular importance is its role in maintaining the commensal microbiota that colonizes most mucosal surfaces, while concomitantly and effectively responding to pathogens and protecting against infectious disease.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9780124158474
  • Start Page

  • 3
  • End Page

  • 8
  • Volume

  • 1-2