Key Feature Of Immune System Survived In Humans, Other Primates For 60 Million Years

Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 03:28 in Biology & Nature

A new study has concluded that one key part of the immune system, the ability of vitamin D to regulate anti-bactericidal proteins, is so important that is has been conserved through almost 60 million years of evolution and is shared only by primates, including humans -- but no other known animal species.

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