Role of natural killer cells in innate resistance to protozoan infections.

@article{SchartonKersten1997RoleON,
  title={Role of natural killer cells in innate resistance to protozoan infections.},
  author={Tanya M. Scharton-Kersten and Alan Sher},
  journal={Current opinion in immunology},
  year={1997},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={44-51}
}
Natural killer cells are now recognized as major effectors of innate resistance to protozoan parasites. The principal mechanism by which they control the growth of these pathogens is indirect, involving cytokine production rather than cytolytic activity. Recent studies have identified a series of positive and negative signals provided by cytokines and cellular interactions which regulate protozoa-induced natural killer cell function. 

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