American Journal of Immunology

What You See Is What You Get

Saadettin Sel, Mark A. Brown, Joachim Storsberg and Christian Schmidt

DOI : 10.3844/ajisp.2016.52.55

American Journal of Immunology

Volume 12, Issue 3

Pages 52-55

Editorial

The recognition and neutralization of invading pathogens by the human immune system is designed to protect the organism. Sometimes, the checks and balances in place securing a tightly controlled immune surveillance of privileged sites are lifted in order to ensure survival of the individual at the cost of losing the functionality of an organ. Here, we use choice areas to argue that, while much has been learned, further studies are needed to explain the lingering enigma of privileged immunity.

Copyright

© 2016 Saadettin Sel, Mark A. Brown, Joachim Storsberg and Christian Schmidt. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.