What is the difference between Non-specific innate immunity and Specific innate immunity?

Asked by abhinavthedevil100 | 25th Apr, 2020, 01:29: PM

Expert Answer:

The innate immune response consists of physical, chemical and cellular defenses against pathogens. The main purpose of the innate immune response is to immediately prevent the spread and movement of foreign pathogens throughout the body.
Adaptive immunity is also referred to as acquired immunity or specific immunity and is only found in vertebrates. The adaptive immune response is specific to the pathogen presented. The adaptive immune response is meant to attack non-self pathogens but can sometimes make errors and attack itself. When this happens, autoimmune diseases can develop (e.g., lupus, rheumatoid arthritis).

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 29th Apr, 2020, 12:02: PM