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Membrane receptor recruits dendritic cells to fight pneumonia

Sep 14, 2016 1:30:38 AM / by Stacy Matthews Branch, DVM, PhD posted in Dendritic Cells, pneumonia, TLR9


Innate immunity is the body’s nonspecific defense against foreign agents and is a first line of defense for the respiratory tract. For example, macrophages and neutrophils are the primary cells in the lungs that provide innate immunity. Dendritic cells are also crucial in this defense mechanism due to their ability to take up and process bacteria so that specific immune responses can take place.

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