Natural Killer Cell Responses to Infections in Early Life

  title={Natural Killer Cell Responses to Infections in Early Life},
  author={Aline Guilmot and Emmanuel Hermann and V{\'e}ronique M. Braud and Yves Carlier and Carine Truyens},
  journal={Journal of Innate Immunity},
  pages={280 - 288}
Natural killer (NK) cells are an important component of innate immune responses to infectious diseases. They mediate protection by being able to rapidly lyse infected cells and produce cytokines (primarily interferon-γ) that shape innate and adaptive immune responses. This review summarizes current knowledge on the phenotype and functional abilities of NK cells from healthy newborns/infants and on NK cell responses against viral, bacterial and protozoan infections in early life. Interestingly… 

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