Natural Killer

Some articles on killer, natural killer, killers:

... Mb PubMed search CD94 (Cluster of Differentiation 94), also known as killer cell lectin-like receptor subfamily D, member 1 (KLRD1) is a human gene ... signaling and is expressed on the surface of natural killer cells in the innate immune system ... The CD94/NKG2 complex, on the surface of natural killer cells interacts with Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA)-E on target cells ...
The Process of Lymphopoiesis - Comparison of Killers From Lymphopoiesis
... Killers are distinguished from cells such as macrophages that eat other cells or munch debris by a method called phagocytosis ... Killers do not use phagocytosis, they just kill and leave the clean-up to other cells ... Killers are known to attack virus-infected cells and cells that have become cancerous ...
... Cytolytic T lymphocytes (CTL) and natural killer (NK) cells share the remarkable ability to recognize, bind, and lyse specific target cells ... The protein described here is a T cell- and natural killer cell-specific serine protease that may function as a common component necessary for lysis of target cells by cytotoxic T lymphocytes and natural killer ...
Innate Immune System - Cells of The Innate Immune Response - Natural Killer Cells
... Natural killer cells, or NK cells, are a component of the innate immune system which does not directly attack invading microbes ... They were named "natural killer" because of the initial notion that they do not require activation in order to kill cells that are "missing self." ...

Famous quotes containing the words killer and/or natural:

    If someone is burdened with the blood of another, let that killer be a fugitive until death; let no one offer assistance.
    Bible: Hebrew, Proverbs 28:17.

    The use of natural history is to give us aid in supernatural history: the use of the outer creation, to give us language for the beings and changes of the inward creation.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)