Introduction: cell-autonomous immunity

Microbes Infect. Nov-Dec 2007;9(14-15):1633-5. doi: 10.1016/j.micinf.2007.09.003. Epub 2007 Sep 11.


Cell-autonomous resistance processes are effector mechanisms of the innate and adaptive immune systems, induced by interferons in cells which are themselves nothing to do with the immune system as normally considered. Only a few cell-autonomous resistance mechanisms have been analysed in any depth and there is much more work to be done.

Publication types

  • Introductory Journal Article

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Fibroblasts / immunology*
  • Fibroblasts / microbiology
  • Fibroblasts / parasitology
  • GTP Phosphohydrolases / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Immunity, Active*
  • Immunity, Innate*
  • Interferons / pharmacology
  • Mice


  • Interferons
  • GTP Phosphohydrolases