NK cells
(= natural killer cell)

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • NK cells — natural killer cells; cells capable of mediating cytotoxic reactions without prior sensitization against the target. NK cells are small lymphocytes without B or T cell surface markers that originate in the bone marrow and develop fully in the… …   Medical dictionary

  • NK-Zelle — NK Zellen (natürliche Killerzellen) gehören zu den Lymphozyten (Untergruppe der weißen Blutzellen oder Leukozyten). Sie sind in der Lage abnormale Zellen, wie Tumorzellen und virusinfizierte Zellen, zu erkennen und abzutöten. NK Zellen besitzen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • NK cell — Natural killer cell. A type of white blood cell that contains granules with enzymes that can kill tumor cells or microbial cells. Also called large granular lymphocyte and natural killer cell …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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  • natural killer cells — (= NK cells) See killer cells …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Cd4+ T cells and antitumor Immunity — Macrophages are innate immunity. Immunosurveillance and Immunoediting This discovery furthered the development of a previously hypothesized theory, the immunosurveillance theory. The immunosurveillance theory suggests that the immune system… …   Wikipedia

  • Aggressive NK-cell leukemia — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD9 = ICDO = ICDO|9948|3 OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = ent eMedicineTopic = 776 MeshID = Aggressive NK cell leukemia is a disease with an aggressive, systemic proliferation of …   Wikipedia

  • killer cells — (= K cells) (1) Mammalian cells which can lyse antibody coated target cells. They have a receptor for the Fc portion of IgG, and are probably of the mononuclear phagocyte lineage, though some may be lymphocytes. Not to be confused with cytotoxic… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • lymphokine-activated killer cells — killer cells activated by interleukin 2 that have specificity towards tumors refractory to NK cells; they may represent a further activation state of the NK cell. Called also LAK c s …   Medical dictionary

  • natural killer cells — NK c s …   Medical dictionary

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