HIV's evasion of host's NK cell response and novel ways of its countering and boosting anti-HIV immunity.

@article{Ahmad2003HIVsEO,
  title={HIV's evasion of host's NK cell response and novel ways of its countering and boosting anti-HIV immunity.},
  author={Ali Ahmad and Rasheed Ahmad},
  journal={Current HIV research},
  year={2003},
  volume={1 3},
  pages={295-307}
}
NK cells were characterized by their ability to spontaneously kill certain tumor and virus-infected cells. They constitute first line of defense against invading pathogens and usually become activated in viral infections particularly in early phases. Activated NK cells play a crucial role in the induction and amplification of virus-specific immunity by providing IFN-gamma and "danger signal". The functional activities of NK cells are regulated by a balance between the engagement of their… CONTINUE READING