The unique properties of human NK cells in the uterine mucosa.


Natural killer (NK) cells are lymphocytes of the innate immune system that are able to kill hazardous pathogens and tumours. It was recently recognized that NK cells also possess non-destructive functions. NK cells were shown to interact with T, B, DC cells and macrophages and consequently shape the adaptive immune response. In addition, activated NK cells… (More)


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