Natural Killer Cells

At the Forefront of Modern Immunology

  • Jacques Zimmer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Vicente P. C. Peixoto de Toledo, Renato Sathler-Avelar, Danielle Marquete Vitelli-Avelar, Vanessa Peruhype-Magalhães, Denise Silveira-Lemos, Ana Carolina Campi-Azevedo et al.
    Pages 1-38
  3. Nicholas D. Huntington, Jean-Jacques Mention, Christian Vosshenrich, Naoko Satoh-Takayama, James P. Di Santo
    Pages 39-61
  4. D. Middleton, F. Gonzalez-Galarza, A. Meenagh, P. A. Gourraud
    Pages 63-91
  5. Jacques Zimmer, François Hentges, Emmanuel Andrès, Anick Chalifour
    Pages 93-108
  6. Kiave-Yune HoWangYin, Edgardo D. Carosella, Joel LeMaoult
    Pages 109-123
  7. Vanda Juranić Lisnić, Iva Gašparović, Astrid Krmpotić, Stipan Jonjić
    Pages 125-152
  8. Brian P. McSharry, Clair M. Gardiner
    Pages 153-175
  9. Hanna Brauner, Petter Höglund
    Pages 177-190
  10. Tatiana Michel, Maud Thérésine, Aurélie Poli, François Hentges, Jacques Zimmer
    Pages 191-198
  11. Deborah L. S. Goetz, William J. Murphy
    Pages 199-219
  12. Cam-Tien Le, Katja Kotsch
    Pages 221-239
  13. Nicolas Schleinitz, Nassim Dali-Youcef, Jean-Robert Harle, Jacques Zimmer, Emmanuel Andres
    Pages 241-254
  14. Dagmar von Bubnoff
    Pages 255-266
  15. Sigrid De Wilde, Guy Berchem
    Pages 267-274
  16. Salim I Khakoo
    Pages 275-298
  17. Alessandra Zingoni, Cristina Cerboni, Michele Ardolino, Angela Santoni
    Pages 315-327
  18. Magali Terme, Nathalie Chaput, Laurence Zitvogel
    Pages 329-343
  19. Dorothy Yuan, Ning Gao, Paula Jennings
    Pages 345-368
  20. Zhigang Tian, Cai Zhang
    Pages 369-389
  21. Esther Wilk, Roland Jacobs
    Pages 391-404
  22. Karl-Johan Malmberg, Hans-Gustaf Ljunggren
    Pages 405-421
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 423-428

About this book


Natural killer (NK) cells have been at the forefront of immunology for two decades. During that time, a great amount of information about these cells has been obtained. They are important in antiinfectious and antitumoral defense and shape the adaptive immune response. In addition, they can act as immunoregulatory cells. In recent years, the therapeutic potential of NK cells in cancer immunotherapy has become increasingly evident. This book describes in detail current knowledge about NK cells and covers a broad range of NK cell-related topics, including those that are not frequently reviewed, e.g. NK cells and allergy or NK cells and skin diseases.


autoimmunity bacteria cells diseases hematopoietic stem cell transplantation immune response immunity immunology immunotherapy infection infections lymphocytes stem cell transplantation transplantation virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Jacques Zimmer
    • 1
  1. 1.Lab. Immuno-AllergologieCentre de Recherche PublicLuxembourgLuxembourg

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