Comparison of mouse NK cell subsets defined by CD27 and CD11b expression

Thierry Walzer & Eric Vivier
Previous reports have defined three subsets of mouse NK cells on the basis of the expression of CD27 and CD11b. The developmental relationship between these subsets was unclear. To address this issue, we evaluated the overall proximity between mouse NK cell subsets defined by CD27 and CD11b expression using pangenomic gene expression profiling. The results suggest that CD27+CD11b-, CD27+CD11b+ and CD27-CD11b+ correspond to three different intermediates stages of NK cell development. This experiment has been...

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Natural killer cells and innate immunity

Eric Vivier
Natural Killer (NK) cells are lymphocytes of the innate immune system that recognize and induce the lysis of a variety of target cells, including virally-infected cells, tumor cells, and allogenic cells without prior specific sensitization. In addition, NK cells elaborate a variety of regulatory cytokines including IFNg, TGFß1, TNFa, IL-1bß, IL-10, G-CSF, and GM-CSF and CC-chemokines, such as RANTES, MIP-1a and MIP-1bß which are involved in the elimination of intracellular pathogens in vivo, as well...

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