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Natural killer T cells
Engel, Isaac Department of Developmental Immunology, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, La Jolla, California.
Kronenberg, Mitchell Department of Developmental Immunology, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, La Jolla, California.
- Immunological role
- Clinical potential and outlook
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Natural killer T cells constitute a unique and distinct subset of immune cells (T cells) that are known to influence and regulate immune and inflammatory responses. These cells possess a very limited T-cell antigen receptor diversity and often express cell surface proteins more typically expressed by natural killer cells.
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