Descriptor English: Killer Cells, Natural
Descriptor Spanish: Células Asesinas Naturales
Descriptor Portuguese: Células Matadoras Naturais
Descriptor French: Cellules tueuses naturelles
Entry term(s): Cellule NK
Cellule tueuse naturelle
Cellules NK
Tree number(s): A11.118.637.555.567.537
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: Bone marrow-derived lymphocytes that possess cytotoxic properties, classically directed against transformed and virus-infected cells. Unlike T CELLS; and B CELLS; NK CELLS are not antigen specific. The cytotoxicity of natural killer cells is determined by the collective signaling of an array of inhibitory and stimulatory CELL SURFACE RECEPTORS. A subset of T-LYMPHOCYTES referred to as NATURAL KILLER T CELLS shares some of the properties of this cell type.
Annotation: do not confuse with NATURAL KILLER T-CELLS; if subpopulations are discussed, coordinate IM with LYMPHOCYTE SUBSETS (IM)
Allowable Qualifiers: CH composition chimique
CL classification
CY cytologie
DE effets des médicaments et des substances chimiques
EN enzymologie
IM immunologie
ME métabolisme
MI microbiologie
PA anatomopathologie
PH physiologie
PS parasitologie
RE effets des radiations
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virologie
Related: Récepteurs de cellules tueuses naturelles MeSH
DeCS ID: 23295
Unique ID: D007694
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Date Established: 1983/01/01
Date of Entry: 1982/04/29
Revision Date: 2013/07/09
Cellules tueuses naturelles - Preferred
Concept UI M0012035
Preferred term Cellules tueuses naturelles
Entry term(s) Cellule NK
Cellule tueuse naturelle
Cellules NK

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