Immunity Molecular And Structural Basis

FOR DIVERSITY IN SELF/NON-SELF RECOGNITION 389

Gerardo R. Vasta, Hafiz Ahmed, Satoshi Tasumi, Eric W. Odom, and Keiko Saito

1 Introduction 389

2 Current classification of animal lectins 391

3 Lectins as recognition and effector factors in innate immunity, and modulators of adaptive immune responses 391

4 The use of non-mammalian models to assess the structural and functional diversity of lectin repertoires 393

5 C-type lectins 396

6 F-type lectins 398

7 Conclusions 401

8 Acknowledgements 402

9 Abbreviations 402 References 40 2

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