lymphokine-activated killer cells
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Related to lymphokine-activated killer cells: LAK cells, Natural killer cells
lymphokine-activated killer (LAK) cells
nonspecific cytotoxic cells that are generated in the presence of interleukin-2 and the absence of antigen. They are distinct from human natural killer cells, peripheral T lymphocytes, or memory cytotoxic thymus-derived lymphocytes. LAK cell infusions have been used investigationally for the treatment of cancer.