Insect Immunity: The Post-Genomic Era

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Bangham, Jenny ; Jiggins, Frank ; Lemaitre, Bruno (2006)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Journal: Immunity, volume 25, issue 1, pages 1-5 (issn: 1074-7613)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2006.07.002
  • Subject: Infectious Diseases | Genomics | Immunology and Allergy | Immunology
    mesheuropmc: biochemical phenomena, metabolism, and nutrition | bacteria | fungi | animal diseases

Insects have a complex and effective immune system, many components of which are conserved in mammals. But only in the last decade have the molecular mechanisms that regulate the insect immune response--and their relevance to general biology and human immunology--become... View more
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