Chapter 2. Hepatic Immunology

  1. Howard Thomas BSc PhD FRCP FRCpath FMedSci Professor1,
  2. Stanley Lemon Professor2 and
  3. Arie Zuckerman MD, DSc, FRCP, FRCPath, FMedSci, Dip. Bact Professor3
  1. Cliona O'Farrelly,
  2. Robert H Pierce and
  3. Nicholas Crispe

Published Online: 26 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987131.ch2

Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition

Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition

How to Cite

O'Farrelly, C., Pierce, R. H. and Crispe, N. (2005) Hepatic Immunology, in Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition (eds H. Thomas, S. Lemon and A. Zuckerman), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470987131.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Dean (Clinical) Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Wing, St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London UK

  2. 2

    Dean of Medicine, Department of Microbiology & Immunology & Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA

  3. 3

    The Royal Free Hospital of Medicine, Rowland Hill Street, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 12 JUL 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405130059

Online ISBN: 9780470987131



  • hepatic immunology;
  • immunological environment;
  • hepatic structure;
  • gross anatomy;
  • hepatic lymph flow


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Overview

  • Relevance of hepatic structure to immunological function

  • Hepatic reticuloendothelial cells

  • Hepatic lymphocytes

  • Hepatic immunoregulation

  • Hepatic influence on the systemic immune system

  • Concluding remarks