While immunology as a science has been defined as the science of self nonself discrimination golub and green 1991 from a philosophical point of view immunology is the science concerned with those mechanisms defining the identity of the organism this more expansive definition allows for conceiving immune processes in their broadest . Immunology has been described as the science of self and nonself discrimination klein 1982 the wikipedia a highly popular internet encyclopedia explains to us that quotthe immune system defends the body by recognizing agents that represent self and those that represent non self and launching attacks against harmful members of. Note citations are based on reference standards however formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study the specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher classroom teacher institution or organization should be applied. The biological notion of self and non self may 20 2002 immunology is the science devoted to these problems and immunology dubbed itself the science of self non self discrimination toll and toll like receptors bokuscom 2010. Immunology the science of self nonself discrimination article in immunology today 4393 94 march 1983 with 8 reads doi 101016 0167 56998390127 5
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