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cell

(Enemy combatants), noun enemy group, exxremist group, rebel organization, saboteurs, subversives, unnerground extremists
Associated concepts: enemy combatants, justice courts, miliiary tribunals, Patriotic Act, prison cells, sleeper cell, terrorist cell

cell

(jail), noun cage, cella, chamber, compartment, confined room, confinement, cubicle, cubiculum, enclosed cage, incarceration, jailhouse, penitentiary, pound, prison, prison house, small cavity, small room, solitary abode
See also: chamber, jail, penitentiary, prison

CELL. A small room in a prison. See Dungeon.

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In conclusion, this project aims to increase the understanding of the complex molecular mechanisms involved in NK cell cytotoxicity, thus broadening the spectrum of immunodeficiency syndromes and improving the clinical diagnosis and treatment of FHL patients.
In addition, NK cell activity was diminished by even lower Erucin concentrations ([greater than or equal to] 3 [micro]mol/l).
In elderly subjects, decreased NK cell activity has been shown to be associated with an increased incidence and severity of viral infection, highlighting the clinical implications that age-associated changes in NK cell biology have on the health of older adults .
Jude discovery that specialized immune cells called natural killer (NK) cells dispatched cancer cells more efficiently when the NK cells carried a particular version of a KIR protein on their surface.
A study of NK cell function in a cohort of ECs demonstrated only limited and less effective HIV-1 inhibitory capacity in vitro compared with CD8 T-cells.
Upon further characterization, the atypical lymphoid infiltrate was positive for CD3, CD56, TIA-1, and granzyme-B, characteristic of NK cells or activated T lymphocytes, and was negative for CD57 (Figure 2).
NK cell function is tightly regulated by a fine balance of inhibitory and activatory signals that are delivered by a diverse array of cell surface receptors.
pDCs produce type I interferons after exposure to conserved viral regions, and these cytokines stimulate the maturation of antigen presenting cells and the induction of antiviral CD8+ T cell, CD4+ T cell, NK cell and B cell responses.
The most striking observation has been the consistent and significant expansion of a specific subset of NK cells expressing the NK cell marker CD56 at high levels ([CD56.
The mechanism that this study provides for estrogen-mediated decreases in NK cell function may also be operative in the decreases in NK function that have been observed with certain environmental estrogens, such as DDT," says Margaret Whalen, an associate professor of chemistry at Tennessee State University who has studied the immune-suppressive effects of various organochlorine pesticides.