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 Killer Cells, Natural

Natural Killer Lymphocyte
NK Cell, NK Lymphocyte, Natural Killer Cell

Naturally occurring, large, granular, lymphocyte -like killer cells that kill various tumour cells and virus-infected cells through phagocytosis and by producing substances that can kill such cells, indeed they may play a role in resistance to tumours. They do not exhibit antigenic specificity and their number does not increase with immunization. They also participate in ADCC .

 

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