Systems immunology is a new research field that, under the greater umbrella of systems biology, aims to study the immune system in the more integrated perspective on how entities and players participate at different system levels to the immune function.
The immune system has been thoroughly analysed about to its components and function by using a very successful "reductionist" approach, but its overall functioning principles cannot easily be forecast by studying the properties of its isolated components because they strongly rely on and arise from the interactions among these numerous constituents. Systems immunology represents a different tactic for the integrated comprehension of the immune system structure and function based on complex systems theory, high-throughput techniques, as well as on mathematical and computational tools.
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