Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Innate Immunity

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_1607

This term describes the first line, nonspecific defense of a host against an invaded pathogen based on the recognition of conserved pathogen motifs during its evolution (phylogeny).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany