Dendritic cells and NK cells

HHarada hharada at rtc.riken.go.jp
Tue Jan 25 08:36:38 EST 2000


Somebody, tell me about meaning of interaction of DC and NK cells in vivo.

Recently, it has been reported that NK cells recognize and kill autologous
dendritic cells in vitro. Authors in a paper describe
that the interaction induce increase of killing activity and IFN-g 
production. However, my question is why NK cells kill such a useful cells in
vitro.
Does this phenomenon occur in vivo actually ?

Please, somebody help me.

Hideki Harada








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