Specific Primed Immune Response In Drosophila

Notes on the general synopsis of the article presented by Kristen:

Invertebrates (Drosophila)appear to have some sort of memory in their immune system.
It involves the Toll pathway and cellular response (phagocytosis).
**This appears to only be effective for S. pneumoniae.

Other notes:

Forms of innate immune response: Melanization- insect produces melanin and reactive oxygen species to coat and kill the pathogen
Cellular response- phagocytic cells- hemocytes

Humoral response- secretion of antimicrobial proteins that initiate response in cells to kill the pathogen (toll pathway and imd pathway)

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