Natural killer cells: integrating diversity with function


Cheent, Kuldeep and Khakoo, Salim I. (2009) Natural killer cells: integrating diversity with function. Immunology, 126, (4), 449-457. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2567.2009.03045.x). (PMID:19278418).

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The key role of natural killer cells in many aspects of the immune response is now being recognized. The last decade has seen an exponential increase in our understanding of the workings of these cells. Receptor diversity is crucial in allowing natural killer cells to respond effectively to a variety of different pathogens. This article reviews aspects of natural killer cell diversity that combine to generate populations of functional natural killer cells that exist within both the individual and throughout the population at large.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1111/j.1365-2567.2009.03045.x
ISSNs: 0019-2805 (print)
1365-2567 (electronic)
Keywords: diversity, integration, KIR, NK cells, receptors, signalling
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR180 Immunology
Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR355 Virology
R Medicine > RB Pathology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Clinical and Experimental Sciences
ePrint ID: 336185
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April 2009Published
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2012 14:41
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:24
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/336185

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