What is an innate immune system?

What is an innate immune system? Here are some definitions.

  1. (immunology) The initial line of defense that entails a cascade of cells and mechanisms that protect the host from infection by different organisms in an indeterminate pattern.
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While dCellVax operates at the level of the innate immune system, the NR2F6 program aims at directly stimulating the adaptive immune system at killing cancer.
Lactoferrin is part of the innate immune system, exhibiting immunologic properties mainly in the form of antimicrobial action.
One is called the adaptive immune system and the other is the innate immune system.
Glial cells, which serve as the brain's innate immune system, are the primary sources of cytokines in the central nervous system.

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