The functional impairment of natural killer cells during influenza virus infection.

Abstract

Natural killer (NK) cells have a critical role in clearing influenza virus, which primarily infects the lung epithelial cells. However, the ability of influenza virus to infect and manipulate NK cells has not been studied. In this context, we hypothesized that influenza virus can target NK cells leading to a functional impairment in their ability to mediate… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/icb.2009.60

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