NK Cells and Their Role in Invasive Mold Infection
AbstractThere is growing evidence that Natural Killer (NK) cells exhibit in vitro activity against both Aspergillus and non-Aspergillus molds. Cytotoxic molecules such as NK cell-derived perforin seem to play an important role in the antifungal activity. In addition, NK cells release a number of cytokines upon stimulation by fungi, which modulate both innate and adaptive host immune responses. Whereas the in vitro data of the antifungal activity of NK cells are supported by animal studies, clinical data are scarce to date. View Full-Text
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Schmidt, S.; Condorelli, A.; Koltze, A.; Lehrnbecher, T. NK Cells and Their Role in Invasive Mold Infection. J. Fungi 2017, 3, 25.
Schmidt S, Condorelli A, Koltze A, Lehrnbecher T. NK Cells and Their Role in Invasive Mold Infection. Journal of Fungi. 2017; 3(2):25.Chicago/Turabian Style
Schmidt, Stanislaw; Condorelli, Annalisa; Koltze, Antonia; Lehrnbecher, Thomas. 2017. "NK Cells and Their Role in Invasive Mold Infection." J. Fungi 3, no. 2: 25.
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