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Curr Opin Immunol. 1996 Feb;8(1):29-35.

The collectins in innate immunity.

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Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

Abstract

The collectins are proteins with collagen tails and globular lectin domains that appear to play an important role in mammalian first line host defense. Recent insights have clarified the structural basis of ligand recognition, the interactions of collectins with complement cascades, and the association with disease susceptibility.

PMID:
8729443
DOI:
10.1016/s0952-7915(96)80101-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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