Published in Hematology Week, December 19th, 2005
"Killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs) recognize different groups of Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) class I alleles and are expressed by natural killer (NK) cells and some T lymphocytes. NK cell cytotoxicity is triggered by failure to recognize the appropriate HLA class I ligand on target cells," researchers in Belgium report.
According to S. Verheyden and colleagues at the Vrije University of Brussels, "Recently, it has been shown that HLA class I ligand incompatibility in the...
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