"Immunity" Up-Ended?

Ephraim Fuchs ejf at welchlink.welch.jhu.edu
Sun Apr 9 18:39:20 EST 1995

In article <3m0jtb$rtp at lyra.csx.cam.ac.uk>,
Dr M.R. Clark <mrc7 at cus.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
>I am certainly very supportive of Polly's ideas. Although we have in the past
>tended to talk in terms of self versus non-self descrimination it is perfectly
>obvious that there is a lot of non-self that we fail to react to. I find it
>much easier to try and think of the immune system as attempting to tell
>harmful from non-harmful.

For the sake of posterity it should be noted that Polly got her ideas on 
this subject from me.  I was the first to propose that the immune system 
is geared to react to tissue damage, not specifically to nonself (ref. 
Immunology Today, May, 1993).

Ephraim Fuchs

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