About the book
This book will focus on the wide specter of mucosal inflammation intending to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current knowledge on the topic. More and more studies are focused on finding different aspects of mucosal inflammation since it is involved in the pathogenesis of many diseases - from gut to lungs, urogenital system, etc. To better understand the causes of its occurrence as well as the search for therapeutic strategies, many resources are invested in scientific developments in this field.
Facts about the role of calprotectin and other biomarkers were accumulated. Participation of neutrophils appears an attractive way to explain the involvement of different subpopulations of immunocompetent cells and cytokines in mucosal inflammation. Over the last five years, scientific developments in the field have discovered more genes involved in the pathogenesis of mucosal inflammation elucidating the interaction of innate immune mechanisms with the microorganisms in the gut and their role in maintaining intestinal homeostasis. Besides, the science aims at identifying and characterizing immune and non-immune cells involved in the emergence and maintenance of chronic inflammation.
The book aims to cover the developing diagnostic methods for identifying the mucosal inflammation, towards a better analysis of the inflammation, understanding of the relationship between genetic and proteomic markers and response to therapy; and improving therapeutic options for patients who have mucosal inflammation.