• Question: What do think is the most important part of the immune system?

    Asked by EvelynT to Ashlea, Ben, Francis, Max on 16 Mar 2018. This question was also asked by Paulito2005.
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      Max Jamilly answered on 16 Mar 2018:

      That’s a great question and a difficult one, because the immune system is a machine with so many important parts. It’s like asking what the most important part of a car is. If you take away the wheels or the pedals or the engine or the steering wheel, the car won’t work – so which bit is the most important?

      BUT maybe it’s the killer T cells because they actually do the job of destroying invading microbes.