Fc-gamma RIII: The Alternative To The TCR For NKT Cell-activation

Tue, 22 Aug 2006 06:00 AM EST

... A small subpopulation of T cells known as NKT cells (because in addition to proteins expressed by other T cell-populations they also express markers of NK cells, which are a distinct immune cell-type) promotes disease in an antibody-induced mouse model of arthritis. But researchers have yet to determine how the NKT cells are activated to cause disease in this model of arthritis. [click link for full article] ...