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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The mice fed a diet supplemented with Cistanche extract for only four weeks were found to have a significantly increased number of both T cells and natural killer cells in the blood, while lowering pro-inflammatory IL-6 levels in blood.
Bottino et al., "A novel surface antigen expressed by a subset of human [CD3.sup.-] CD16+ natural killer cells. Role in cell activation and regulation of cytolytic function," Journal of Experimental Medicine, vol.
Vacca et al., "Human natural killer cells: Origin, receptors, function, and clinical applications," International Archives of Allergy and Immunology, vol.
Three important names in the field of oncology were participating in this workshop delivering several interesting papers related to the immune system, natural killer cells, and Biobran:
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.
Targeting natural killer cells and natural killer T cells in cancer.
But scientists at CARE Fertility, finally cracked it on their fifth attempt by drip-feeding the new mum egg yolk and soya oil to fight killer cells that were destroying her chances.
Doctors were struggling to give her a cause before she heard about a problem some women have with "natural killer cells".
Niiro et al., "Interaction between Toll-like receptors and natural killer cells in the destruction of bile ducts in primary biliary cirrhosis," Hepatology, vol.
Their findings add weight to current research centering on the role of natural killer cells (or NK cells) and the ability of steroids to prevent miscarriage, which scientists had been uncertain about.
Issels, "Heat shock protein 72 on tumor cells: a recognition structure for natural killer cells," Journal of Immunology, vol.
Whether or not you can fight it depends on your body's supply of natural killer cells.