Innate immune system still works at diapause, a physiological state of dormancy in insects.

@article{Nakamura2011InnateIS,
  title={Innate immune system still works at diapause, a physiological state of dormancy in insects.},
  author={Akihiro Nakamura and Kenji Miyado and Youki Takezawa and Naoko Ohnami and Masahiro Sato and Chihiro Ono and Yuichirou Harada and Keiichi Yoshida and Natsuko Kawano and Seiya Kanai and Mami Miyado and Akihiro Umezawa},
  journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications},
  year={2011},
  volume={410 2},
  pages={351-7}
}
Diapause is most often observed in insects and is a physiologically dormant state different from other types of dormancy, such as hibernation. It allows insects to survive in harsh environments or extend longevity. In general, larval, pupal, or adult non-diapausing insects possess an innate immune system preventing the invasion of microorganisms into their bodies; however, it is unclear whether this system works under the dormant condition of diapause. We here report the occurrence of innate… CONTINUE READING