Distinct mechanisms of the newborn innate immunity.

@article{Kumar2016DistinctMO,
  title={Distinct mechanisms of the newborn innate immunity.},
  author={S Kingsley Manoj Kumar and Ballambattu Vishnu Bhat},
  journal={Immunology letters},
  year={2016},
  volume={173},
  pages={42-54}
}
The ontogeny of immunity during early life is of high importance as it shapes the immune system for the entire course of life. The microbiome and the environment contribute to the development of immunity in newborns. As immune responses in newborns are predominantly less experienced they are increasingly susceptible to infections. Though the immune cells in newborns are in 'naïve' state, they have been shown to mount adult-like responses in several circumstances. The innate immunity plays a… CONTINUE READING
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