Heterologous immunity revisited
Heterologous immunity, or protection by one invading organism against another across phylogenetic divides, has been recognised for decades. It was initially thought to operate largely through enhancement of phagocytosis, but this explanation became untenable when it was realised it worked extremely well against intraerythrocytic protozoa and killed them while they were free in the circulation. Clearly a soluble mediator was called for. This review summarises the logic that arose from this...[Show more]
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