Duration of innate immunity response

Range 0-4 hours
Organism Unspecified
Reference Kenneth M. Murphy, Paul Travers, Mark Walport, Janeway's Immunobiology, 7th edition 2008 Garland Science p.39 Fig. 2.1
Comments The stages of the innate immune response are: "Infection>>Recognition by preformed,nonspecific and broadly specific effectors>>Removal of infectious agent." P.39 bottom paragraph: "The time course and different phases of an encounter with a new pathogen are summarized in Fig. 2.1. Some innate immune mechanisms start acting immediately on encounter with infectious agents. Others are activated and amplified in the presence of infection and then return to baseline levels after the infection is finished. Innate immune mechanisms do not generate long-term protective immunological memory."
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