Innate Immunity

  • (noun): Immunity to disease that occurs as part of an individual's natural biologic makeup.
    Synonyms: natural immunity

Some articles on innate immunity, immunity, innate:

SFTPA2B - Innate Immunity
... The role of SFTPA2 in innate immunity has been extensively studied ... Some of the functions by which both SFTPA2 and SFTPA1 contribute to innate immunity include opsonization of bacteria for phagocytosis by alveolar macrophages ...
Intrinsic Immunity - Relationship To The Immune System
... Intrinsic Immunity combines aspects of the two traditional branches of the immune system - adaptive and innate immunity – but is mechanistically distinct ... Innate cellular immunity recognizes viral infection using toll-like receptors (TLRs), or pattern recognition receptors, which sense Pathogen-associated molecular patterns (P ... Like innate immunity, however, the intrinsic immune system does not respond differently upon repeat infection by the same pathogen ...

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