INNATE AND ADAPTATIVE IMMUNITY IN THE SEA-STAR ASTERIAS RUBENS
DOI : 10.3844/ajisp.2012.78.83
American Journal of Immunology
Volume 8, Issue 3
The axial organ of the sea star Asterias rubens is a primitive immune organ. The B-like cells, when stimulated by various antigens, produce antibody substances correlating with Mouse Ig Kappa genes. On the other hand elements of the innate immunity are present in Asterias rubens such as Toll-like receptors, interleukin receptors, complement components which contribute to initiate the âªantibody factorâ«.
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Leclerc,M., 2012. Innate and adaptative immunity in the sea-star asterias rubens. Am. J. Immunol., 8: 78-83.