Natural killer cells in allergic inflammation.

  title={Natural killer cells in allergic inflammation.},
  author={Gaye Erten and Esin Cetin Aktas and G{\"u}nn{\"u}r Deniz},
  journal={Chemical immunology and allergy},
Natural killer (NK) cells are large granular lymphocytes of the innate immune system that exert a potent function against infected and tumor cells. Although NK cells were originally defined by their capacity to lyse target cells and produce interferon-gamma without prior activation, recent studies showed that NK cells also display a potent regulatory function. They are activated or inhibited through the ligation of germline-encoded receptors and are involved in mediating cytotoxicity, producing… CONTINUE READING