University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications

Title

Drosophilosophical: Re-thinking Adaptive Immunity in the Fly

UMMS Affiliation

Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Department of Medicine

Publication Date

4-6-2017

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Immunity

Abstract

For decades, flies have been a model for innate immunity. In this issue of Cell, Tassetto et al. describe a mechanism for antiviral RNAi spreading that parallels mammalian adaptive immunity through reverse-transcribed vDNA circles and the systemic dissemination of small-RNA-containing exosomes.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Cell. 2017 Apr 6;169(2):188-190. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2017.03.032. Link to article on publisher's site

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Link to Article in PubMed

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Cell

PubMed ID

28388404