Heidi Sierich

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Natural killer (NK) cells play an important role in the innate immune system by eliminating infected and mutated cells. Their cytotoxic capacities vary markedly among individuals. The cytotoxic activity can be measured in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) using the NK cell-specific target cell line K562. In this chapter, we present a protocol for(More)
The role of different receptors in natural-killer- (NK-) cell-mediated cytotoxicity against multiple myeloma (MM) cells is unknown. We investigated if an enhancement of NK-cell-mediated cytotoxicity against MM could be reached by blocking of the inhibitory leukocyte immunoglobulin-like receptor 1 (LIR-1). Our investigations revealed high levels of LIR-1(More)
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