The phenotypic and functional characteristics of umbilical cord blood and peripheral blood natural killer cells.

Abstract

Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation can be curative for patients with high-risk acute leukaemia. Umbilical cord blood (UCB) is an increasingly used source of allogeneic stem cells for patients who are in need of a transplant, but do not have a sibling donor. This review highlights the similarities and differences between the natural killer (NK… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2141.2009.07768.x

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