Identification of committed NK cell progenitors in adult murine bone marrow.

Natural killer (NK) cells play important roles in innate immunity by lysing tumor and virally infected cells and by producing cytokines including interferon-gamma. While NK cell progenitors have been described in the fetal thymus, NK cell generation from hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) in the bone marrow (BM) occurs throughout life, and in athymic mice and… CONTINUE READING