Preoperative natural killer cell
activity as a prognostic factor for distant metastasis following surgery for colon cancer.
Wang D, Ma Y, Wang J, Liu X, Fang M (2013) Natural killer cells
in innate defense against infective pathogens.
Dr Quenby has estimated up to 3,000 unexplained miscarriages - a third of the annual total in the UK - could be prevented each year by giving a course of steroids to women who have suffered recurrent miscarriages and have elevated levels of natural killer cells
Natural killer cell
dysfunction is a distinguishing feature of systemic onset juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and macrophage activation syndrome.
a substance P antagonist (an experimental agent); they then measured natural killer cell
activity in vitro.
Effect of interleukin-2 on killer cell
inhibitory receptors in the patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Association of depression, CD8+ T lymphocytes, and natural killer cell
activity: Implications for morbidity and mortality in human immunodeficiency virus disease.
The study, which found that long-term immune function decreases in proportion to how many times a woman has intentionally lost weight, measured natural killer cell
activity in the women's blood.
Dr Siobhan Quenby, who carried out pioneering research at Liverpool Women's Hospital, said: "Everyone has killer cells
to protect them from infection and cancer.
The investigators suspect that blocking SHIP may affect the response of natural killer cells
This drug's biologic activities include activation of macrophages and natural killer cells
, stimulation of interferon, and reactivation of cytokines.
The lymph system is composed of a network of vessels that mobilize fluids from every part of our body and groups of lymph nodes that house killer cells
of the immune system.