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Modulation of natural killer (NK) receptors on NK (CD3-/CD56+), T (CD3+/CD56-) and NKT-like (CD3+/CD56+) cells after heart transplantation.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation
Publication Date
Volume
25
Issue
2
Pages
200–205
Identifiers
PMID: 16446221
Source
Medline

Abstract

These findings indicate that cytotoxic NK-related cells, increased in proportion, also display increased levels of activity-associated markers in heart transplant recipients. Viral infection or the immunosuppressive regimen could be responsible for the modulation of regulatory receptors on NK and NKT-like cells in heart transplant recipients.

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