Where does innate immunity stop and adaptive immunity begin?

Cell Host Microbe. 2012 Oct 18;12(4):394-5. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2012.10.004.


The regulation of alternative splicing in the immune effector Dscam reported by Dong et al. (2012) in this issue of Cell Host & Microbe raises important questions about the nature of immune responses. Can we clearly define "adaptive" as being different from "innate" immunity, or is it time for a more flexible description?

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