The evolutionary basis for differences between the immune systems of man, mouse, pig and ruminants.

@article{Bailey2013TheEB,
  title={The evolutionary basis for differences between the immune systems of man, mouse, pig and ruminants.},
  author={Mick Bailey and Zoe Christoforidou and Marie C. Lewis},
  journal={Veterinary immunology and immunopathology},
  year={2013},
  volume={152 1-2},
  pages={13-9}
}
Studying the pathogenesis of an infectious disease like colibacillosis requires an understanding of the responses of target hosts to the organism both as a pathogen and as a commensal. The mucosal immune system constitutes the primary line of defence against luminal micro-organisms. The immunoglobulin-superfamily-based adaptive immune system evolved in the… CONTINUE READING