Phytoncides (Wood Essential Oils) Induce Human Natural Killer Cell Activity

  title={Phytoncides (Wood Essential Oils) Induce Human Natural Killer Cell Activity},
  author={Q. Li and A. Nakadai and H. Matsushima and Y. Miyazaki and A. Krensky and T. Kawada and K. Morimoto},
  journal={Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology},
  pages={319 - 333}
  • Q. Li, A. Nakadai, +4 authors K. Morimoto
  • Published 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology
  • To explore the effect of forest bathing on the human immune system, we investigated the effect of phytoncides (wood essential oils) on natural killer (NK) activity and the expression of perforin, granzyme A and granulysin in human NK cells. [...] Key Method We used NK-92MI cell, an interleukin-2 independent human NK cell line derived from the NK-92 cell, in the present study. NK-92MI cells express the CD56 surface marker, perforin, granzyme A, and granulysin by flow cytometry and are highly cytotoxic to K562…Expand Abstract
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