Blood Leukocyte Natural Killer Activity as an Early Diagnostic Indicator of Leukaemic Relapse

  • J. A. Tratkiewicz
  • J. Szer
  • R. L. Boyd
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 237)


Natural cell mediated immunity is a well-defined system that may play a role in cancer defence. In contrast to specific T-cell mediated immunity, the mediators of natural immunity, Natural Killer (NK) cells, appear to be non-specific and their lytic activity is not restricted by major histocompatibility (MHC) determinants1.


Natural Killer Natural Killer Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Hairy Cell Leukemia Natural Killer Activity 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Tratkiewicz
    • 1
  • J. Szer
    • 1
  • R. L. Boyd
    • 1
  1. 1.Alfred Hospital & Monash UniversityPrahranAustralia

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