Signal Transduction During Natural Killer Cell Activation

Claudia C.S. Chini1, Paul J. Leibson1

1 Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota
Publication Name:  Current Protocols in Cytometry
Unit Number:  Unit 9.16
DOI:  10.1002/0471142956.cy0916s14
Online Posting Date:  May, 2001
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Abstract

Understanding of transmembrane signaling during NK‐cell activation has greatly expanded during the past few years. The discovery and characterization of novel triggering and inhibitory receptors have revealed the complexity of these processes. This unit focuses on receptor‐initiated signaling pathways that modulate NK functions. Establishing the roles of different signaling pathways in NK cells is a crucial step in the design of therapeutic approaches for selective enhancement or suppression of NK‐cell activation.

     
 
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  • Activation Signals
  • Inhibition of NK Cell Activation
  • Summary
  • Literature Cited
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