Photoperiod affects immune response: Siberian hamster
Macrophages in Siberian hamsters respond differently to pathogens depending on the photoperiod via an upregulation mechanism.
|Biomimetic Application Ideas|
|For new immune-stimulants, mimic trigger mechanisms for upregulation of pathogen-recognizers at the right time of year.|
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Phodopus sungorus (Pallas, 1773)
[Dzhungarian hamster, winter white Russian dwarf hamster, Siberian hamster]
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern
Some organism data provided by: ITIS: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: For new immune-stimulants, mimic trigger mechanisms for upregulation of pathogen-recognizers at the right time of year.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Immunology
Randy J. Nelson
Ohio State University