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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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p53-dependent chemokine production by senescent tumor cells supports NKG2D-dependent tumor elimination by natural killer cells.
The paper suggests that antidepressant treatment may have positive effects on natural killer cell activity in cells isolated from individuals infected with HIV with and without depression.
Reciprocal crosstalk between dendritic cells and natural killer cells under the effects of PGE2 in immunity and immunopathology.
2,3) Natural killer cell dysfunction is also a distinguishing feature of systemic onset juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, (4) and circulating NK cells are reduced in psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis.
These individuals had normal counts of monocytes, natural killer cells, total B cells, total CD4 T cells, and total CD8 T cells.
Histamine enhances the action of IL-2 "by acting upon T cells and natural killer cells within the tumors.
At the same time, the immune system appears to grow stronger, the body's T cells, natural killer cells and antibodies all showing signs of heightened activity.
Natural Killer Cells details NK cell biology, the role of NK cells in regulating immunity through interactions with other cells and tissues, the participation of NK cells in disease and special topics in NK biology.
SLAMF7 also is expressed on natural killer cells, plasma cells, and at lower levels on specific immune cell subsets of differentiated cells within the hematopoietic lineage.
Dragonfly's co-founder and head of MIT's Koch Institute, Dr Tyler Jacks, said, 'As we seek to use natural killer cells and other cells of the immune system to eliminate cancer, Dr Hwu's expertise in tumour immunology and different forms of immunotherapy is invaluable in guiding our drug development.
13-15) Natural killer cells are among the body's most important immune defenses against malignant and viral-infected cells.
They saw that immune cells called natural killer cells and type 2 innate lymphoid cells played significant roles in airway inflammation in study participants with severe asthma.

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