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What does LAK stand for?

LAK stands for IL2-activated killer


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NK cells can be identified by the presence of CD56 and CD16 and a lack of CD3 cell surface markers. NK cells are capable of killing virus-infected and malignant target cells but they are relatively inefficient in doing so. However, upon exposure to IL-2 and IFN-gamma, NK cells become lymphokine-activated killer (LAK) cells, which are capable of killing malignant cells. Continued exposure to IL-2 and IFN-gamma enables the LAK cells to kill transformed as well as malignant cells.
هناك مختلف الخلايا القاتلة غير المتخصصة أي ليس لها تخصص في قتل ميكروب أو خليه سرطانيه معينه أو خاصه بها مثل , الخلايا القاتله الطبيعيه (NK)? وكذلك خلايا اللمفوكاينيز المنشطة القاتلة lymphokine-activated killer.
343. Kaplan MM. Hypothyroidism after treatment with interleukin-2 and lymphokine-activated killer cells. N Engl J Med 318:1557-1563, 1988.