Transcriptional control of natural killer cell differentiation and function
- First Online:
- Cite this article as:
- Martín-Fontecha, A., Lord, G.M. & Brady, H.J.M. Cell. Mol. Life Sci. (2011) 68: 3495. doi:10.1007/s00018-011-0800-9
- 498 Views
Gene expression can be modulated depending on physiological and developmental requirements. A multitude of regulatory genes, which are organized in interdependent networks, guide development and eventually generate specific phenotypes. Transcription factors (TF) are a key element in the regulatory cascade controlling cell fate and effector functions. In this review, we discuss recent data on the diversity of TF that determine natural killer (NK) cell fate and NK cell function.