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An introduction to immunology and immunopathology

Overview of attention for article published in Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology, November 2011
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#45 of 742)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (95th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (87th percentile)

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1 blog
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21 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
wikipedia
4 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
1 Google+ user

Citations

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Title
An introduction to immunology and immunopathology
Published in
Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology, November 2011
DOI 10.1186/1710-1492-7-s1-s1
Pubmed ID
Authors

Richard Warrington, Wade Watson, Harold L Kim, Francesca Romana Antonetti

Abstract

In basic terms, the immune system has two lines of defense: innate immunity and adaptive immunity. Innate immunity is the first immunological, non-specific (antigen-independent) mechanism for fighting against an intruding pathogen. It is a rapid immune response, occurring within minutes or hours after aggression, that has no immunologic memory. Adaptive immunity, on the other hand, is antigen-dependent and antigen-specific; it has the capacity for memory, which enables the host to mount a more rapid and efficient immune response upon subsequent exposure to the antigen. There is a great deal of synergy between the adaptive immune system and its innate counterpart, and defects in either system can provoke illness or disease, such as autoimmune diseases, immunodeficiency disorders and hypersensitivity reactions. This article provides a practical overview of innate and adaptive immunity, and describes how these host defense mechanisms are involved in both health and illness.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 2 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Kenya 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Guatemala 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Russia 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 711 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 163 23%
Student > Master 134 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 124 17%
Researcher 59 8%
Student > Postgraduate 34 5%
Other 93 13%
Unknown 116 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 148 20%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 127 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 109 15%
Immunology and Microbiology 70 10%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 29 4%
Other 105 15%
Unknown 135 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 27. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 September 2021.
All research outputs
#973,471
of 19,003,560 outputs
Outputs from Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology
#45
of 742 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,146
of 127,970 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology
#4
of 32 outputs
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