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Close encounters of the second type

To combat intestinal worms, mammals rely on adaptive immune responses mediated by T cells. However, it seems that, initially, innate immune cells mimic T-cell activity, while T cells get ready for action.

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Figure 1: Innate cells against helminths.


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Eberl, G. Close encounters of the second type. Nature 464, 1285–1286 (2010).

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