Innate immune memory: towards a better understanding of host defense mechanisms.

@article{Quintin2014InnateIM,
  title={Innate immune memory: towards a better understanding of host defense mechanisms.},
  author={Jessica Quintin and Shih-Chin Cheng and Jos W M van der Meer and Mihai G. Netea},
  journal={Current opinion in immunology},
  year={2014},
  volume={29},
  pages={1-7}
}
Innate immunity is classically defined as unable to build up immunological memory. Recently however, the assumption of the lack of immunological memory within innate immune responses has been reconsidered. Plants and invertebrates lacking adaptive immune system can be protected against secondary infections. It has been shown that mammals can build cross… CONTINUE READING