‘Natural Killer’ Cells Keep Immune System In Balance

October 3, 2009 by admin 

Natural killer, or NK cells, are part of our innate immune system. A healthy body produces them to respond early during infection. They are activated and they kill cells infected with a given virus. It turns out NK cells are even more important to the body than previously thought. Researchers from Brown University and McGill University now know that the cells also help keep T cells – major players in cell-mediated immunity – from over-responding.

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