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Questions We Generally Ask About Natural Killer Cells. | Science Samhita

Natural killer cells are large, granular lymphocytes that are part of the innate immune system and are able to kill cells infected by viruses or by some intracellular bacteria. They are called "Natural Killer Cells" because they have an inherited capability to kill infected cells or tumor cells. These cells recognize their targets by using two different methods, Missing Self Hypothesis and Antibody-Dependent Cell-mediated Cytotoxicity (ADCC). NK cells play a vital role against Viral infections as they provide a first line defense against many of them.....

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