The birth of innate immunity

@article{Gallo2013TheBO,
  title={The birth of innate immunity},
  author={Richard L. Gallo},
  journal={Experimental Dermatology},
  year={2013},
  volume={22}
}
  • R. Gallo
  • Published 1 August 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Experimental Dermatology
Modern immunology has seen an apparent revolution with the recognition that human immune defense is not only the responsibility of bone marrow‐derived leucocytes, but also dependent on a coordinated network of many cell types including epithelial cells, fibroblasts and neural elements. This classic paper by Alexander Fleming and V.D. Allison (British J of Exp Path, 111, 1922, 252) was largely forgotten for 75 years and describes the discovery that epithelia produce a protein with direct… Expand
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