What are 3 or 4 reasons why the innate immune system is important?

1 Answer
Sep 8, 2016

Innate immunity refers to the immunity which we get by birth itself, it's importance can be explained as follows :-

  1. It is non specefic , means it will oppose every pathogen not a paticular type.

  2. Colostrum ( first mother milk ) has IgA antibodies in it , which protect the new born baby.

  3. Innate immunity attempts to block pathogen replication before disease onset

  4. The innate immune response also activates adaptive immunity, which takes longer to develop but provides a highly specific response to pathogens