Journal article

Working with NKT cells - pitfalls and practicalities

SP Berzins, MJ Smyth, DI Godfrey

CURRENT OPINION IN IMMUNOLOGY | CURRENT BIOLOGY LTD | Published : 2005

Abstract

Our understanding of NKT cells has been rapidly advancing over recent years, with many research groups studying how these cells behave and how they can be manipulated to prevent disease. Although good progress has been made, a difficulty is the lack of a clear consensus about how to assay, or even identify, NKT cells. The different approaches have been an ongoing source of uncertainty about the biological behaviour and function of NKT cells and have complicated efforts to define their role in immunity. An important step towards reaching agreement on the behaviour of NKT cells is to have a clear appreciation of the advantages and disadvantages of the different approaches that are employed in ..

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