Anti-Immunology: Evasion of the Host Immune System by Bacterial and Viral Pathogens

@article{Finlay2006AntiImmunologyEO,
  title={Anti-Immunology: Evasion of the Host Immune System by Bacterial and Viral Pathogens},
  author={B. Brett Finlay and Grant McFadden},
  journal={Cell},
  year={2006},
  volume={124},
  pages={767-782}
}
Multicellular organisms possess very sophisticated defense mechanisms that are designed to effectively counter the continual microbial insult of the environment within the vertebrate host. However, successful microbial pathogens have in turn evolved complex and efficient methods to overcome innate and adaptive immune mechanisms, which can result in disease or chronic infections. Although the various virulence strategies used by viral and bacterial pathogens are numerous, there are several… Expand
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