Insect immunity: the post-genomic era.

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Bangham, Jenny; Jiggins, Frank; Lemaitre, Bruno;
(2006)
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Journal: Immunity,volume 25,issue 1,pages1-5 (issn: 1074-7613)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2006.07.002
  • Subject: MESH : Insects | MESH : Signal Transduction | MESH : Receptors, Pattern Recognition | Infectious Diseases | MESH : Animals | MESH : Genomics | MESH : Evolution | [ SDV.BBM ] Life Sciences [q-bio]/Biochemistry, Molecular Biology | [ SDV.OT ] Life Sciences [q-bio]/Other [q-bio.OT] | MESH : Genome, Insect | MESH : Humans | Genomics | Immunology and Allergy | Immunology
    mesheuropmc: bacteria | biochemical phenomena, metabolism, and nutrition | 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