NKp46 and NKG2D recognition of infected dendritic cells is necessary for NK cell activation in the human response to influenza infection.

At an early phase of viral infection, contact and cooperation between dendritic cells (DCs) and NK cells activates innate immunity, and also influences recruitment, when needed, of adaptive immunity. Influenza, an adaptable fast-evolving virus, annually causes acute, widespread infections that challenge the innate and adaptive immunity of humanity. In this… CONTINUE READING