More Details about Human Oral Mucosa Development Structure and Function (HB)

General Information  
Author(s)Squier
PublisherJohn Wiley
ISBN9780813814865
Pages168
BindingHard Back
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearJanuary 2011

Description

Human Oral Mucosa: Development, Structure and Function is a new text that reflects the considerable increase in knowledge of oral mucosa that has occurred in recent years. Our understanding of the structure of oral mucosa is now established at a molecular rather than a tissue or cellular level. This in turn has revealed a level of function that was previously not suspected, including a sophisticated barrier to the penetration of exogenous materials, and the synthesis of specific antimicrobial compounds, representing components of the innate immune system.