Evaluation of natural killer cell activity in patients with persistent generalized lymphadenopathy and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

Natural killer (NK) cell activity was quantitated using 51Cr release from the human erythroleukemia cell line K562 in 39 heterosexual males, 60 asymptomatic homosexuals, 39 patients with persistent generalized lymphadenopathy (PGL), and 16 patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). PGL and AIDS patients showed a slight decrease in NK cell… CONTINUE READING