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Wednesday 24 November 2004


- innate immunity
- acquired immunity


- dysimmunity

  • auto-immunity
  • immune deficiencies

Definition : In biology, immunity is the balanced state of multicellular organisms having adequate biological defenses to fight infection, disease, or other unwanted biological invasion, while having adequate tolerance to avoid allergy, and autoimmune diseases.

See also : immune system


- immune deficiencies
- dysimmunity / dysimmune diseases

  • autoimunity / autoimmune diseases
  • autoinflammatory diseases

See also

- functions

Open references

- Re-thinking our understanding of immunity: Robustness in the tissue reconstruction system. Truchetet ME, Pradeu T. Semin Immunol. 2018 Apr;36:45-55. doi : 10.1016/j.smim.2018.02.013 PMID: 29550156

- The discontinuity theory of immunity. Pradeu T, Vivier E. Sci Immunol. 2016 Jul 14;1(1). pii: AAG0479. doi : 10.1126/sciimmunol.aag0479 PMID: 28239677 Free

Paywall references

- Towards a General Theory of Immunity? Eberl G, Pradeu T. Trends Immunol. 2018 Apr;39(4):261-263. doi : 10.1016/ PMID: 29229264

- The speed of change: towards a discontinuity theory of immunity? Pradeu T, Jaeger S, Vivier E. Nat Rev Immunol. 2013 Oct;13(10):764-9. doi : 10.1038/nri3521 PMID: 23995627