killer cell


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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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These structurally unrelated forms of HLA class I are known to educate natural killer cells and shape their function.
For example, research shows that the common cold (which is caused by a virus) is more frequent in individuals with low numbers of natural killer cells--and conversely, that greater natural killer cell function helps protect against viral outbreaks.
Vivier, "Tuning the threshold of natural killer cell responses," Current Opinion in Immunology, vol.
Moretta, "Killer Ig-like receptor-mediated control of natural killer cell alloreactivity in haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation," Blood, vol.
So, "Natural killer cell leukemia as a cause of peripheral neuropathy and meningitis: Case report," Neurology, vol.
T cell immunoglobulin- and mucin-domain-containing molecule-3 (Tim-3) mediates natural killer cell suppression in chronic hepatitis B.
I was searching online day after day and found this web page about natural killer cells and was convinced that was me.
Degasperi et al., "Natural killer cell dynamic profile is associated with treatment outcome in patients with chronic HCV infection," Journal of Hepatology, vol.
Additionally, the cell surface expression of the following NK cell inhibitory receptors was determined: NKG2A creating a complex with CD94 molecule, a killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR2DL2/L3/CD158b, NKAT2), a member of the leukocyte immunoglobulin-like receptor (LIR) family such as the immunoglobulin-like transcript 2 (LIR1/ILT-2/CD85j), and a killer cell lectin-like receptor subfamily B, member 1 (KLRB1) also known as NKR-P1A/CD161.
In addition, depression has been linked to immune function deficits, such as decreased natural killer cell activity, according to a presentation at the annual meeting of the American College of Psychiatrists.
In this study of 40 women, a blood sample was obtained from each subject, and the researchers then treated the sample with citalopram and/or a substance P antagonist (an experimental agent); they then measured natural killer cell activity in vitro.
The three partners will jointly undertake through March 2006 clinical studies of lymphokine-activated killer cell therapy using gamma-delta T cells.
purpurea enhanced natural killer cell activity of peripheral blood mononuclear cells from healthy subjects and patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome versus K562 cells (See et al., 1997).