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Immune Recognition Systems

Insect immune systems depend on sets of proteins to function. “Humans have antibodies that recognize different molecules or antigens. Insects have different recognition proteins which can recognize pathogens,” explains Yu. Recognition proteins signal the other proteins to respond to invaders and clear them.

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Xiao-Qiang Yu
Associate Professor, Biology
UM Kansas City

By Christina Andrade