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

Voor wie
Medewerkers, Alumni, Bedrijven
Wanneer
28-07-2017 van 11:00 tot 12:30
Waar
De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Gent (seminar room, MRB2, UZ Ghent)
Voertaal
Engels
Door wie
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.