NK cells stroll down the memory lane

  title={NK cells stroll down the memory lane},
  author={M. Pyzik and S. Vidal},
  journal={Immunology and Cell Biology},
  • M. Pyzik, S. Vidal
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Immunology and Cell Biology
  • Antigen recognition, which leads to a stronger immune response upon re-challenge, has always been attributed to memory T and B cells. New evidence suggests that natural killer cells possess immunological memory providing enhanced protection to subsequent infections with the same pathogen. The crucial ability of our immune system to remember past encounters with a pathogen and elicit improved response to a secondary challenge provides long-term protection and makes vaccination possible. This… CONTINUE READING
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