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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Natural killer cell activation enhances immune pathology and promotes chronic infection by limiting [CD8.
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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HIV-1 Tat inhibits human natural killer cell function by blocking L-type calcium channels.
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one of the investigators, told EN the aerobic component of the exercise program is probably responsible for the benefits, by stimulating natural killer cells.
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