The unique role of natural killer T cells in the response to microorganisms

Abstract

Natural killer T (NKT) cells combine features of the innate and adaptive immune systems. Recently, it has become evident that these T cells have crucial roles in the response to infectious agents. The antigen receptor expressed by NKT cells directly recognizes unusual glycolipids that are part of the membrane of certain Gram-negative bacteria and… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nrmicro1657

Topics

6 Figures and Tables

Cite this paper

@article{Tupin2007TheUR, title={The unique role of natural killer T cells in the response to microorganisms}, author={Emmanuel Tupin and Yuki Kinjo and Mitchell Kronenberg}, journal={Nature Reviews Microbiology}, year={2007}, volume={5}, pages={405-417} }