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Kimbrell, D.A., Beutler, B. (2001). The evolution and genetics of innate immunity.  Nat. Rev. Genet. 2(4): 256--267.
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The immune system provides protection from a wide range of pathogens. One component of immunity, the phylogenetically ancient innate immune response, fights infections from the moment of first contact and is the fundamental defensive weapon of multicellular organisms. The Toll family of receptors has a crucial role in immune defence. Studies in fruitflies and in mammals reveal that the defensive strategies of invertebrates and vertebrates are highly conserved at the molecular level, which raises the exciting prospects of an increased understanding of innate immunity.

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    Language of Publication
    English
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    Journal
    Abbreviation
    Nat. Rev. Genet.
    Title
    Nature Reviews. Genetics
    Publication Year
    2000-
    ISBN/ISSN
    1471-0056 1471-0064
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