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Definition of NKT cells

Posted by Derya on 10 Feb 2007 at 23:34 GMT

Natural killer T
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In the past NKT cells have been referred to a heteregenous group of T cells with NK markers. More recently NKT cell typically denote CD1d-restricted T cells, also called invariant NKT cells (iNKT cells). For more info on NKT cell classification see this wiki page: http://www.nkcells.info/wiki/index.php/NKT_cell