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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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This natural killer cell interacts with the CD94/ NKG2A receptor, part of a system believed to have been in place in humans for more than 90 million years.
Natural killer cells are an important component of this innate immunity.
"It will be crucial to understand the role of natural killer cells' protection so that we can potentially leverage that in designing better flu vaccines," a coauthor said in a statement.
Neri et al., "Chemokine production by natural killer cells from nonagenarians," European Journal of Immunology, vol.
Long, "Activation, coactivation, and costimulation of resting human natural killer cells," Immunological Reviews, vol.
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.
Estes, "Natural killer cells express estrogen receptor-alpha and estrogen receptor-beta and can respond to estrogen via a non-estrogen receptor-alpha-mediated pathway," Cellular Immunology, vol.
Zhu, "Flow cytometric immunophenotyping is of great value to diagnosis of natural killer cell neoplasms involving bone marrow and peripheral blood," Annals of Hematology, vol.
| Cooked tomatoes contain lycopene, which increases the effect of natural killer cells and supports prostate gland.
"Working with Innate Pharma, we seek to create new bispecific antibodies that will focus the immune system to kill cancer cells by engaging natural killer cells."
Targeting natural killer cells and natural killer T cells in cancer.
This automated "GMP-in-a-Box" system will be used to develop next generation manufacturing for immune cells utilized in the treatment of cancer such as natural killer cells.

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