Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract are common. There is increasing appreciation of the importance of the immune system in the pathogenesis of a number of these diseases. This book covers basic aspects of innate and adaptive immunity in the gastrointestinal tract, oral tolerance, and cellular and molecular mechanisms of acute and chronic inflammation. Specific disease covered include bacterial infections, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, coeliac disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. Other topics include mucosal immunisation and intestinal transplantation immunology. The readership of this book includes clinicians, scientists, and students interested in the gastrointestinal tract.
About the Author
Yashwant Madida is a Professor in Medicine and Consultant Physician/Gastroenterologist at the University of Nottingham and University Hospital, Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham. He obtained his medical qualification from the University of Liverpool and has worked in London, Oxford, and Boston (USA). His main areas of interest are inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract and cellular and molecular aspects of host-microbial interactions.
Table of ContentsSeries Editor's Note. Preface. List of Contributors. 1. Intestinal mucosal innate immunity; R.N. Cunliffe, Y.R. Mahida. 2. Adaptive immunity in the gastrointestinal tract; A.J.S. Macpherson, K.J. Maloy. 3. Role of epithelial cells in mucosal immunobiology; K. Luedtke-Heckenkamp, H.C. Reinecker. 4. Molecularimmunology of mucosal T cells; L.J. Saubermann, R.S. Blumberg. 5. Bacterial virulence mechanisms, the host immune response to enteric infection; J.D. Edgeworth, P.J. Sansonetti. 6. HIV Infection of the gastrointestinal tract; T. Schneider, M. Zeitz. 7. Immunological aspects of Helicobacterpylori infection; H.J. Windle, et al. 8. Molecular pathogenesis, clinical immunology of coeliac disease; P.J. Ciclitira. 9. Immunopathophysiology of inflammatory bowel disease; S. Schreiber. 10. Rodent models of chronic intestinal inflammation; Y.R. Mahida. 11. Regulation of intestinal immune responses to local antigens: oral tolerance vs immunopathology; A. McI. Mowat. 12. Mucosal immunisation, vaccines; M. Fielder, D.J.M. Lewis. 13. Transplantation immunology, the gut; F. Shanahan.