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Genome Biol. 2002;3(4):REVIEWS1010. Epub 2002 Mar 27.

Screening the fruitfly immune system.

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  • 1Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305-5124, USA. dschneider@stanford.edu

Abstract

The anti-microbial defense system of Drosophila shows functional similarities with the vertebrate innate immune system. Two recent gene-expression profiling studies of fruitflies challenged with infectious agents have identified key molecular players in the fruitfly's response to bacterial and fungal infection, as well as a large number of immune-regulated genes with unknown immunological function.

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PMC139349
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