Folly, Arran J. ; Koch, Hauke ; Farrell, Iain W. ; Stevenson, Philip C. ; Brown, Mark J. F.
Age-related pharmacodynamics in a bumblebee–microsporidian system mirror similar patterns in vertebratesImmune systems provide a key defence against diseases. However, they are not a panacea and so both vertebrates and invertebrates co-opt naturally occurring bioactive compounds to treat themselves against parasites and pathogens. In vertebrates, this co-option is complex, with pharmacodynamics leading to differential effects of treatment at different life stages,...
Folly, Arran J. ; Stevenson, Philip C. ; Brown, Mark J. F.