Molecular characterization and related aspects of the innate immune response in ticks.

@article{Sonenshine2008MolecularCA,
  title={Molecular characterization and related aspects of the innate immune response in ticks.},
  author={Daniel E. Sonenshine and Wayne L. Hynes},
  journal={Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual library},
  year={2008},
  volume={13},
  pages={7046-63}
}
Compared to insects, little is known about innate immunity in ticks. This chapter addresses the molecular processes that recognize non-self and the cellular and molecular processes mobilized to phagocytose, engulf, inhibit or kill invaders. We discuss the receptors that recognize pathogen associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) and the putative up-regulation of regulatory cascades that lead, ultimately, to cellular or molecular responses. We describe the molecular events that activate the… CONTINUE READING

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