When viruses and bacteria have managed to cross the body's first defense barrier (the inflammatory reaction), a second line is put into action: this is adaptive immunity.
This second protective shield is specific to vertebrates. It implements a complex mechanism using particular white blood cells: lymphocytes.
Film directed by Thierry Imbert from the Corpus website.
With the support of the investment for the future (Estim). Duration: 6 min. 29 sec.