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The immune system 

The immune system
The immune system

Simon M. Fox

, Angela M. Minassian

, Thomas Rawlinson

, and Brian J. Angus

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date: 08 August 2020

This introduction to the immune system provides a brief overview of the fundamental processes that constitute innate and adaptive immune mechanisms. In reality, our understanding of this intricate apparatus is still evolving at the molecular, cellular, and systems levels. Such a complex system might be expected to incorporate some redundancy and the spectrum of immunodeficient states in which the host is unable to effectively combat pathogens and cancer, underlies the fine tuning.

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