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Integration Of The Immune Response


Integration Of The Immune Response
It should by now be becoming clear that the innate and acquired responses are not two entirely separate systems but rather they form a continuum with multiple points of interaction. 

Thus dendritic cells and NK cells (innate) work with helper T‐cells and cytotoxic T‐cells (acquired) to limit the infection of cells with a virus (Figure 2.16). To give just one other example, antibodies (acquired) can contribute to an acute inflammatory response mediated by neutrophils, macrophages, and mast cells (innate) (Figure 2.17).
T‐cells link with the innate immune system to combat intracellular infection.





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