A mosquito mediator of parasite-induced immune priming

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Abstract

Immune memory is a central feature of the mammalian adaptive immune system. The more primitive innate immune system of insects has also been shown to comprise memory, or immune priming. A recent study has shed new light on how Plasmodium primes the mosquito immune system for greater resistance to a subsequent infection with the same pathogen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)402-404
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in parasitology
Volume31
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015

Keywords

  • Immune priming
  • Memory
  • Mosquito
  • Plasmodium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases

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