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Innate and Adaptative Immunity in the Sea-Star Asterias Rubens

Michel Leclerc1
  • 1 Université d’Orleans 45100, France

Abstract

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 «antibody factor».

American Journal of Immunology
Volume 8 No. 3, 2012, 78-83

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajisp.2012.78.83

Submitted On: 14 June 2012 Published On: 1 September 2012

How to Cite: Leclerc, M. (2012). Innate and Adaptative Immunity in the Sea-Star Asterias Rubens. American Journal of Immunology, 8(3), 78-83. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajisp.2012.78.83

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Keywords

  • Asterias Rubens
  • Innate Immunity
  • Complement
  • Primitive Immune
  • Adaptative Immunity