natural killer cell


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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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Cellular immunotherapy of malignancies using the clonal natural killer cell line NK-92.
A novel method for the simultaneous assessment of natural killer cell conjugate formation and cytotoxicity at the single-cell level by multi-parameter flow cytometry.
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The Localization and Migration of Natural Killer Cells in Health and Disease
Natural Killer Cell levels tend to decrease with age.
New research shows that opiate drugs, such as morphine, act on a brain region that dampens the ability of natural killer cells to destroy cancer and viral-infected cells.
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Blastic natural killer cell leukemia/lymphoma: a clinicopathologic study.
Natural killer cell activity is decreased in some alcoholics with liver disease, though why is not clear and a source of controversy among scientists.
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