NK cells and allergy

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NK cells are an important component of the innate immune response. They play a significant role in defense against tumor cells and viral infections, but also during human pregnancy. Until recently, few things were known about a possible role of NK cells in allergic diseases. Studies in animal models of asthma but also of peripheral blood from allergic patients suggest the possibility that NK cells also have a key function in inflammatory airway diseases. This hypothesis will be examined in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNatural Killer Cells
Subtitle of host publicationAt the Forefront of Modern Immunology
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783642023088
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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