Dr. Mario Ernesto Cruz Muñoz | Understanding How Leukemia Evades the Immune System

Nov 9, 2023 | biology, health and medicine

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Natural killer cells, along with other lymphocytes, are responsible for finding cells that are experiencing stress. Such cellular stress can occur when a cell is infected with a virus, or when it is becoming cancerous. Natural killer cells can identify stressed cells by detecting signals on their surfaces. These signals are recognized by a suite of proteins found on the surfaces of killer cells, known as immunoreceptors. Upon detecting these signals, natural killer cells secrete toxic substances that can kill the stressed cells. Read More

Original Article Reference

Summary of the paper ‘A NK Cell Odyssey: From Bench to Therapeutics Against Hematological Malignancies’, in Frontiers in Immunology, doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2022.803995

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