Leukemia and lymphoma of natural killer lineage cells.

  title={Leukemia and lymphoma of natural killer lineage cells.},
  author={Kazuo Oshimi},
  journal={International journal of hematology},
  volume={78 1},
  • Kazuo Oshimi
  • Published 2003 in International journal of hematology
Natural killer (NK) cells are lymphocytes with a large granular lymphocyte morphology, a CD3- CD56+ phenotype, a non-major histocompatibility complex-restricted cytotoxicity, and germline configuration T-cell receptor genes. NK cell lineage tumors originate from either precursor NK cells or mature NK cells. Tumors originating conceivably from precursor NK… CONTINUE READING