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natural killer cell

[¦nach·rəl ′kil·ər ‚sel]
(histology)
A large, granular lymphocyte that can lyse a variety of target cells when it is activated by interferon. Abbreviated NK.
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The collaboration combines both breakthrough technologies to develop next generations of specific and hyperactive off-the-shelf NK cells for allogeneic immuno-oncology therapies.
M2 EQUITYBITES-January 16, 2018-Feldan Therapeutics signs joint collaboration with Green Cross LabCell to develop hyperactive NK cell immunotherapies
This duality provides CAR NK cells with the unique potential to overcome antigen escape and address tumor heterogeneity, which are distinct advantages over patient-specific CAR T-cell immunotherapies.
NK cells stem from the proliferation and differentiation of stem cells in the endometrium.
These results imply that potentially a large proportion of AML patients harbor efficacious anti-leukemic NK cells that are activated during immunotherapy with Ceplene in combination with low- dose IL-2.
The function of NK cells is achieved by a balance between activating and inhibiting receptors so as to sense their environment and differentiate between healthy and diseased cells.
There was no correlation between VEGF-A or VEGF-R1 and the absolute levels of circulating NK cells, CD69 activated NK cells or NK cytotoxicity.
18 TLRs are nonanti-gen-specific receptors on the surface of NK cells that are activated by components of bacteria, fungi, viruses, or mycoplasma.
Human NK cells were isolated from PBMCs by negative selection according to the manufacturer's instructions (Dynabeads Untouched Human NK Cells kit, Life Technologies).
Flow cytometric analysis of Treg cells and NK cells in the peripheral blood of VATS and thoracotomy groups was demonstrated in [Figure 1] and [Figure 2].
8) Here, we will review the recent studies regarding altered NK cells phenotypes and functions in HBV infection.
In addition, the influence on NK cell activity was investigated, since NK cells are an important tool of the organism to destroy malignant cells.