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Invertebrate immunity and the limits of mechanistic immunology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Umeå Centre for Molecular Pathogenesis (UCMP) (Faculty of Medicine). (Dan Hultmark)
2005 (English)In: Nat Immunol, ISSN 1529-2908, Vol. 6, no 7, 651-4 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Rapid progress is being made in elucidating the molecular mechanisms involved in invertebrate immunity. This search for molecules runs the risk of missing important phenomena. In vertebrates, acquired protection and pathogen-specific responses were demonstrated experimentally long before the mechanisms responsible were elucidated. Without analogous experiments, mechanism-driven work may not demonstrate the full richness of invertebrate immunity.

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2005. Vol. 6, no 7, 651-4 p.
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Animals, Host-Parasite Relations/immunology, Immunity; Natural/genetics/*immunology, Immunologic Memory/*immunology, Invertebrates/genetics/*immunology, Variation (Genetics)/immunology
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-17053PubMedID: 15970937OAI: diva2:156726
Available from: 2007-10-28 Created: 2007-10-28 Last updated: 2011-01-12Bibliographically approved

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