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Immunity's ancient arms

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Diverse receptors on two types of cell mediate adaptive immunity in jawed vertebrates. In the lamprey, a jawless vertebrate, immunity is likewise compartmentalized but the molecular mechanics are very different.

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Figure 1: Compartmentalization of adaptive immunity in vertebrates.

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  • 11 June 2009

    This article, as originally published, misspelt the name of the first author of the Nature paper being discussed. The author's name is Guo, not Gou as published. The online pdf has also been corrected.

  • 17 June 2009

    In the News & Views article “Immunology: Immunity's ancient arms” by Gary W. Litman and John P. Cannon (Nature 459, 784–786; 2009), the name of the first author of the Nature paper under discussion was misspelt. The author's name is P. Guo, not Gou as published.


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