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Immunity. 2004 Apr;20(4):363-5.

Betting on NKT and NK cells.

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  • 1Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Rheumatology Division Box 8045, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 South Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA.


Natural killer T (NKT) cells, as their name implies, constitutively express markers and receptors first identified on bona fide natural killer (NK) cells, supporting a potential relationship between NKT and NK cells. In this issue of Immunity, Townsend et al. further define this relationship in terms of the transcription factor, T-bet.

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