Special Issue "Natural Killer (NK) Cells"
A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Pathology, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017).
Interests: natural killer (NK) cells; innate lymphocytes; IL-15; immunotherapy; cellular immunology
Natural killer (NK) cells, where discovered over 40 years ago, and are known for their spontaneous killing of foreign cells. We have made tremendous advances in the basic biology of NK cells, and, in doing so, have uncovered functional heterogeneity, plasticity and adaptivity within the lineage and are still confronted with questions concerning the precise roles of NK cells in pathogen and tumor immunity. This Special Issue on "Natural Killer (NK) Cells" will bring expert insight into these probing topics and present novel data on NK cell function in disease. We ask the experts in the field to contribute their latest research, perspective, or reviews on this fascinating and rapidly progressing topic.
Prof. Dr. Nicholas Huntington
Prof. Dr. Sam Kung
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Natural Killer (NK) cells
Innate immune system
NK cell receptors
NK cell inhibition/activation