Commentary: variable immune molecules in invertebrates
2013 (English)In: Journal of Experimental Biology, ISSN 0022-0949, Vol. 216, no 23, 4313-4319 p.Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Recently it has become evident that invertebrates may mount a highly variable immune response that is dependent on which pathogen is involved. The molecular mechanisms behind this diversity are beginning to be unravelled and in several invertebrate taxa immune proteins exhibiting a broad range of diversity have been found. In some cases, evidence has been gathered suggesting that this molecular diversity translates into the ability of an affected invertebrate to mount a defence that is specifically aimed at a particular pathogen.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Company of Biologists Ltd, 2013. Vol. 216, no 23, 4313-4319 p.
Dscam; FREP; Innate immunity; Invertebrate immunity; Recognition
Research subject Biology with specialization in Comparative Physiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-213781DOI: 10.1242/jeb.085191ISI: 000327495900010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-213781DiVA: diva2:683468
FunderSwedish Research Council