Modelling the human immune response: can mice be trusted? Commentary. Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The mouse is now the animal of choice for laboratory-based medical research. Although its contribution to advancing understanding of our inner workings is indisputable, we should acknowledge that mice and humans are tangibly different. This article highlights, and attempts some rationale for, discrepancies between the two species' immune systems.

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publication date

  • August 2001