Increase in midgut microbiota load induces an apparent immune priming and increases tolerance to Bacillus thuringiensis.

@article{HernndezMartnez2010IncreaseIM,
  title={Increase in midgut microbiota load induces an apparent immune priming and increases tolerance to Bacillus thuringiensis.},
  author={Patricia Hern{\'a}ndez-Mart{\'i}nez and Bahram Naseri and Gloria Navarro-Cerrillo and Baltasar Escriche and Juan Ferr{\'e} and Salvador Herrero},
  journal={Environmental microbiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={12 10},
  pages={2730-7}
}
The insect immune system is comprised of both humoral and cellular components that are mobilized in response to parasitic or pathogenic infections. Activation of the immune response implies a considerable expenditure of energy and that is why insects rely on inducible pathways that are activated after coming into contact with the pathogenic agent. Known as immune priming, insects can prolong the activation of the immune response and transmit their immune status to the next generation. Starting… CONTINUE READING

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