The immune response of Drosophila melanogaster

@article{Leclerc2004TheIR,
  title={The immune response of Drosophila melanogaster},
  author={Vincent Leclerc and Jean Marc Reichhart},
  journal={Immunological Reviews},
  year={2004},
  volume={198}
}
Summary:  The response of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster to various microorganism infections relies on a multilayered defense. The epithelia constitute a first and efficient barrier. Innate immunity is activated when microorganisms succeed in entering the body cavity of the fly. Invading microorganisms are killed by the combined action of cellular and humoral processes. They are phagocytosed by specialized blood cells, surrounded by toxic melanin, or lysed by antibacterial peptides… 

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