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Synonyms for killer cell

T cell with CD8 receptor that recognizes antigens on the surface of a virus-infected cell and binds to the infected cell and kill it

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Efficacy of numerous cancer therapies offered by oncologists such as Herceptin (6,7), Rituximab (8), and Cetuximab (9), has been shown to depend on activity of the patient's natural killer cells.
In the early 2000s, Researchers found that a receptor on the surface of immune cells The A2A adenosine receptor is responsible for preventing cells from invading tumours and for "putting to sleep" those killer cells that do manage to enter into the tumours.
Natural killer cells originate in the bone marrow (like other immune cells) and go through a maturation process that enables them to participate in early control of microbial infections and cancers.
uk It was only when the couple, who got engaged on Cathy's 40th birthday, visited CARE in January last year, that they discovered she had Natural Killer Cells, which were attacking any embryos placed inside her.
Lorraine had to pay privately to find out whether she had a higher than usual level of natural killer cells as the treatment is not funded by the NHS.
The scientists found that T killer cells can sense an alarmin called "interleukin 33" (IL-33).
Natural killer cells respond quickly to cells that have been infected with a virus.
Research has shown that some women who suffer recurrent miscarriages have increased numbers of natural killer cells.
And natural killer cells destroy virus-infected or cancer-ridden cells.
He explains how platelets, macrophages, neutrophils, T and B lymphocytes, and natural killer cells perform their functions; and how skin, breast, prostate, and colon cancers emerge.
Dysfunction of T cell receptor AV24AJ18+, BV11+ double-negative regulatory natural killer cells in autoimmune diseases.
National Cancer Institute (NCI), NCI Researchers Induce Natural Killer Cells to Fight Liver Cancer in Mice, November 15, 2006
In normal physiology, natural killer cells defend against viral infections and eliminate neoplastic cells.
These cells give rise to B cells, T cells and natural killer cells, as evidenced by their growth and differentiation in vitro and in vivo.