Published in Cancer Weekly, November 19th, 2002
Failure of the immune system can result in cancer, autoimmune disease, or life-threatening viral infections. Scientists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have identified a gene called MEF that is essential to the development of natural killer cells and natural killer T-cells, which play a vital role in the innate immune system. Their findings were published in the journal Immunity (2002;17(4):437).
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