Poster: The immune response

Get to grips with the details of the immune response with our poster, free to download

The immune response - poster image

Bret Syfert, ‘Big Picture’

The non-specific (innate) immune system includes chemical and physical barriers (the first line of defence) and responses such as inflammation (the second line of defence), while the specific (adaptive) immune system is the third line of defence against invading pathogens. 

We’ve shown each line of defence – and the components involved – in our free poster. Download the poster and the individual images below.






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About this resource

This resource was first published in ‘Immune System’ in January 2015.

Cell biology, Immunology
Immune System
Education levels:
16–19, Continuing professional development