Drosophila immunity: is antigen processing the first step?

Curr Biol. 2007 Jan 9;17(1):R22-4. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2006.11.039.


A new genetic study has shown that the phagocytic ability of Drosophila blood cells, the hemocytes, may be important for the further induction of an antibacterial response in other tissues.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antigen Presentation / physiology*
  • Drosophila / immunology*
  • Fat Body / physiology*
  • Hemocytes / physiology*
  • Phagocytosis / physiology*