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Evolution of the Human Immune System

  1. Nadia Danilova

Published Online: 30 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0020781

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Danilova, N. 2008. Evolution of the Human Immune System. eLS. .

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  1. University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2008

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Abstract

Human immune system is an orchestra of various defence mechanisms functioning at different levels, from individual cells to the whole body. They evolve interactively in concordance with human environment and history.

Keywords:

  • innate;
  • adaptive;
  • defence mechanisms;
  • pathogen;
  • positive selection