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What You See Is What You Get

Saadettin Sel1, Mark A. Brown2, Joachim Storsberg3 and Christian Schmidt4
  • 1 University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2 Colorado State University, United States
  • 3 Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP), Germany
  • 4 Editorial Office, Australia


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.

American Journal of Immunology
Volume 12 No. 3, 2016, 52-55

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajisp.2016.52.55

Submitted On: 14 September 2016 Published On: 29 September 2016

How to Cite: Sel, S., Brown, M. A., Storsberg, J. & Schmidt, C. (2016). What You See Is What You Get. American Journal of Immunology, 12(3), 52-55. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajisp.2016.52.55

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  • Immunity
  • Eye
  • Privilege
  • Surgery