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- Innate immunity is the first line of defense. It’s a rapid response compared to adaptive immunity which can take days.
- “These cells signal the occurrence of injury or infection and initiate a cascade of inflammatory processes that help contain an infection and promote healing and recovery.” (Slavich)
- Adaptive immunity is created in response to exposure of a foreign body. It can work without innate immunity.
- The function of adaptive immune responses is to destroy invading pathogens and any toxic molecules they produce. (Alberts B, Johnson A, Lewis J, et al, 2002).