Tolerance, danger, and the extended family.

@article{Matzinger1994ToleranceDA,
  title={Tolerance, danger, and the extended family.},
  author={Polly Matzinger},
  journal={Annual review of immunology},
  year={1994},
  volume={12},
  pages={
          991-1045
        }
}
  • P. Matzinger
  • Published 1994
  • Psychology
  • Annual review of immunology
For many years immunologists have been well served by the viewpoint that the immune system's primary goal is to discriminate between self and non-self. I believe that it is time to change viewpoints and, in this essay, I discuss the possibility that the immune system does not care about self and non-self, that its primary driving force is the need to detect and protect against danger, and that it does not do the job alone, but receives positive and negative communications from an extended… 
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