How natural killer cells avoid self-destruction when killing their targets.

August 01, 2021 By:
  • Wurzer H
  • Filali L
  • Thomas C.

How cytotoxic lymphocytes are protected against their own weapons during close combat with diseased target cells is an important and long-standing question in immunology. A study in this issue provides new insights into the mechanisms by which natural killer (NK) cells avoid self-destruction.

2021 Aug. PLoS Biol.19(8):e3001339.
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