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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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Most cancer patients have a low basal NK cell activity compared to healthy individuals; natural killer cells are our first line of defense against cancer.
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Control of human viral infections by natural killer cells.
The impact of ageing on natural killer cell function and potential consequences for health in older adults.
twitter Lorraine paid PS1,000 for the biopsy which assessed her natural killer cell and then was subsequently treated with intra-lipids - which is a food supplement that by chance was discovered to also temporarily weaken the immune system, allowing an embryo to grow.
Decidual natural killer cells in recurrent spontaneous abortion with normal chromosomal content," Am Journal of Reproductive Immunology, Vol.
We present a case of primary natural killer T-cell (NK/T-cell) lymphoma of the larynx that arose in a 45-year-old man.
Whether or not you can fight it depends on your body's supply of natural killer cells.
Research published in the May issue of the Journal of Medicinal Food indicates that EpiCor, from Embria Health Sciences, significantly increases natural killer (NK) cell activation and serum antioxidant levels within two hours.
Tests later confirmed she has too many natural killer cells which support the body's immune system and can attack an embryo.
The test will look for the presence of natural killer cells in the lining of the womb, which recent research has indicated could be a cause of repeat miscarriages.
Scientists traced the effect to a sub-group of immune system cells called natural killer Tcells (NKT cells).

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