Definition of NK cell in English:

NK cell


  • Natural killer cell.

    • ‘The mushrooms also prevented a significant depression in lymphocyte and NK cell activity.’
    • ‘When the receptor bound to CD19 on leukemic cells, it set off a reaction that super-charged the killing activity of the NK cell.’
    • ‘In 1972, I discovered what is now called the NK cell.’
    • ‘Some nonclassical MHC molecules function as a ligand to a natural killer cell receptor (NK receptor) and send a signal to prevent the cell lysis by the NK cell.’
    • ‘Predilection for extranodal sites and absence of the Epstein-Barr virus associated with mature NK cell malignancies further distinguish this entity.’