Antibody-dependent natural killer cell-mediated growth inhibition of Cryptococcus neoformans.


Previous data from this laboratory indicate that normal murine nylon wool nonadherent splenic cells with characteristics of natural killer (NK) cells effectively inhibit in vitro growth of Cryptococcus neoformans, a yeastlike pathogen. Since NK cells have been shown to be involved in antibody-dependent, cell-mediated cytotoxicity against immunoglobulin G… (More)