Hungarian Immunology

[Models of immune recognition: presence and future]

GERGELY János

AUGUST 20, 2003

Hungarian Immunology - 2003;2(04)

[The prevailing theories of immune recognition for over 50 years were based on the idea that the immune system functions by discriminating self and nonself. Since the self-nonself theories failed to explain a number of immune phenomena new models were suggested, such as the ”infectious nonself” and the ”danger” models. The review outlines and compares these models of immune recognition.]

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