Innate Immune System of Skin and Oral Mucosa: Properties and Impact in Pharmaceutics, Cosmetics, and Personal Care Products

Innate Immune System of Skin and Oral Mucosa: Properties and Impact in Pharmaceutics, Cosmetics, and Personal Care Products

Editor(s): Nava Dayan, Philip W. Wertz

Published Online: 10 JUN 2011 10:38AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470437773

Online ISBN: 9781118025338

DOI: 10.1002/9781118025338

About this Book

An in-depth look at cutting-edge research on the body's innate immune system

Innate immunity is the body's first line of protection against potential microbial, viral, and environmental attacks, and the skin and oral mucosa are two of the most powerful barriers that which we rely on to stay well. The definitive book on the subject, Innate Immune System of Skin and Oral Mucosa: Properties and Impact in Pharmaceutics, Cosmetics, and Personal Care Products provides a comprehensive overview of these systems, including coverage of antimicrobial peptides and lipids and microbial challenges and stressors that can influence innate immunity.

Designed to help experts and newcomers alike in fields like dermatology, oral pathology, cosmetics, personal care, and pharmaceuticals, the book is filled with suggestions to assist research and development. Looking at the many challenges facing the innate immune system, including the impact of topically applied skin products and medications, Innate Immune System of Skin and Oral Mucosa paves the way for next generation treatment avenues, preventative approaches, and drug development.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Overview of Skin and Mucosal Innate Immunity: History, Ethics, and Science

  2. Part II: Antimicrobial Lipids and Peptides

    1. Chapter 4

      Antimicrobial Lipids of the Skin and Oral Mucosa (pages 73–81)

      Kim A. Brogden, David R. Drake, Deborah V. Dawson, Jennifer R. Hill, Carol L. Bratt and Philip W. Wertz

  3. Part III: Host Cellular Components of Innate Immunity

  4. Part IV: Innate Immunity Response to Stress and Aging

    1. Chapter 11

      Changes in Skin Immunity with Age and Disease (pages 215–258)

      Barbara Geusens, Ilse Mollet, Chris D. Anderson, Sarah Terras, Michael S. Roberts and Jo Lambert

  5. Part V: Innate Immunity Microbial Challenges

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