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Immunogenetics of the NKG2D ligand gene family.

Immunogenetics of the NKG2D ligand gene family.

NKG2D ligands (NKG2DLs) are a group of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I-like molecules, the expression of which is induced by cellular stresses such as infection, tumorigenesis, heat shock, tissue damage, and DNA damage. They act as a molecular danger signal alerting the immune system for infected or neoplastic cells. Mammals have two families of …

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Functions of natural killer cells

Functions of natural killer cells

Natural killer (NK) cells are effector lymphocytes of the innate immune system that management a number of varieties of tumors and microbial infections by limiting their unfold and subsequent tissue injury. Recent analysis highlights the truth that NK cells are additionally regulatory cells engaged in reciprocal interactions with dendritic cells, macrophages, T cells and endothelial …

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