Natural killer cells: At the forefront of modern immunology

Jacques Zimmer*

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    Natural killer (NK) cells have been at the forefront of immunology for two decades. During that time, a great amount of information about these cells has been obtained. They are important in antiinfectious and antitumoral defense and shape the adaptive immune response. In addition, they can act as immunoregulatory cells. In recent years, the therapeutic potential of NK cells in cancer immunotherapy has become increasingly evident. This book describes in detail current knowledge about NK cells and covers a broad range of NK cell-related topics, including those that are not frequently reviewed, e.g. NK cells and allergy or NK cells and skin diseases.

    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
    Number of pages428
    ISBN (Print)9783642023088
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


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