These structurally unrelated forms of HLA class I are known to educate natural killer cells
and shape their function.
For example, research shows that the common cold (which is caused by a virus) is more frequent in individuals with low numbers of natural killer cells--and conversely, that greater natural killer cell
function helps protect against viral outbreaks.
Mancusi et al., "Clinical impact of natural killer cell
reconstitution after allogeneic hematopoietic transplantation," Seminars in Immunopathology, vol.
Vivier, "Tuning the threshold of natural killer cell
responses," Current Opinion in Immunology, vol.
Hogdal et al., "Early changes in natural killer cell
function indicate virologic response to interferon therapy for hepatitis C," Gastroenterology, vol.
So, "Natural killer cell
leukemia as a cause of peripheral neuropathy and meningitis: Case report," Neurology, vol.
T cell immunoglobulin- and mucin-domain-containing molecule-3 (Tim-3) mediates natural killer cell
suppression in chronic hepatitis B.
Lorraine had to pay privately to find out whether she had a higher than usual level of natural killer cells
as the treatment is not funded by the NHS.
Khakoo, "Natural killer cells
and hepatitis C: action and reaction," Gut, vol.
Suppression of natural killer cell
cytotoxicity in postpartum women.
Carbohydrate affects natural killer cell
redistribution but not activity after running.
INHIBITION OF HUMAN NATURAL KILLER CELL
LYTIC FUNCTION BY THE BROMINATED FLAME RETARDANTS, HEXABROMOCYCLODODECANE AND TETRA-BROMOBISPHENOL A.