Lecture 'Tissue-resident Natural Killer Cells in Mice and Humans'

For whom
Employees, Alumni, Business
When
28-07-2017 from 11:00 to 12:30
Where
De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Gent (seminar room, MRB2, UZ Ghent)
Language
English
Organizer
VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research (GE01/WE14/WE10)
Contact
coordination@irc.vib-ugent.be
Website
http://www.irc.ugent.be/index.php?id=seminars
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Wayne Yokoyama studies natural killer (NK) cells, which are important components of the body's immune system. Much of the knowledge of the critical roles that NK cells play in innate host defense against viruses and tumors comes from studies of NK cells in the mouse spleen and human peripheral blood. Recently, the Yokoyama lab and collaborators discovered that organs such as the liver contain two populations of NK cells: those resembling NK cells in the spleen and blood that are passing through while circulating throughout the body, and unique NK cells that reside in tissues.