Distinctions between NK Cells and CTL

  • Christopher S. Henney
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 146)


By way of introduction to this session on NK cells and their targets, I thought it might be useful to define some of the differences between NK cells and CTL. Table 1 gives a partial listing of some of these differences. There are, I believe, four criteria which potentially can be used.


Natural Killer Natural Killer Cell Natural Killer Activity Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Neutral Glycolipid 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher S. Henney
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  1. 1.Program in Basic ImmunologyFred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterSeattleUSA

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