lymphokine-activated killer cell

lymphokine-activated killer cell
lym·pho·kine-ac·ti·vat·ed killer cell -.ak-tə-.vāt-əd- n a lymphocyte (as a natural killer cell) that has been turned into a tumor-killing cell by being cultured with interleukin-2 called also LAK

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  • Lymphokine-activated killer cell — In cell biology, a lymphokine activated killer cell (also known as a LAK cell) is a white blood cell that has been stimulated to kill tumour cells. [cite web | url= alpha.aspx?CdrID=45287 | title=Definition of… …   Wikipedia

  • lymphokine-activated killer cell — ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ noun : a lymphocyte (as a natural killer cell) that has been turned into a tumor killing cell by being cultured with interleukin 2 called also LAK * * * /lim feuh kuyn ak teuh vay tid/, Immunol. See LAK cell …   Useful english dictionary

  • lymphokine-activated killer cell — A white blood cell that is stimulated in a laboratory to kill tumor cells. Also called an LAK cell …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • lymphokine-activated killer cell — /lim feuh kuyn ak teuh vay tid/, Immunol. See LAK cell. * * * …   Universalium

  • lymphokine-activated killer cells — killer cells activated by interleukin 2 that have specificity towards tumors refractory to NK cells; they may represent a further activation state of the NK cell. Called also LAK c s …   Medical dictionary

  • Natural killer cell — Latin lymphocytus K Code TH H2. Natural killer cells (or NK cells) are a type of cytotoxic lymphocyte that constitute a major component of the innate immune system. NK cells play a major role in the rejection of …   Wikipedia

  • killer cells — (= K cells) (1) Mammalian cells which can lyse antibody coated target cells. They have a receptor for the Fc portion of IgG, and are probably of the mononuclear phagocyte lineage, though some may be lymphocytes. Not to be confused with cytotoxic… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Cytotoxic T cell — Antigen presentation stimulates T cells to become either cytotoxic CD8+ cells or helper CD4+ cells. A cytotoxic T cell (also known as TC, Cytotoxic T Lymphocyte, CTL, T Killer cell, cytolytic T cell, CD8+ T cells or killer T cell) belongs to a… …   Wikipedia

  • Null cell — A null cell is a large granular lymphocyte without surface markers or membrane associated proteins from B lymphocytes or T lymphocytes. Natural killer cells are usually null cells with surface marker CD 16 which bind to the Fc portion of the IgG …   Wikipedia

  • White blood cell — White Blood Cells redirects here. For the album by The White Stripes, see White Blood Cells (album). White blood cell A scanning electron microscope image of normal circulating human blood. In addition to the irregularly shaped leukocytes, both… …   Wikipedia

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