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Anatomy Term: natural killer cell
XAO ID: 0003156
Synonyms: NK cell, natural killer T cell, NK cell
Definition: "A lymphocyte that can spontaneously kill a variety of target cells without prior antigenic activation via germline encoded activation receptors and also regulate immune responses via cytokine release and direct contact with other cells."
Stage Range: NF stage 40 to death
Marker Genes:
Antibody: B3gat1 Ab1
Develops From:
Develops Into:

Parent(s): T cell (is_a) lymphocyte (is_a)


References: Ontology Lookup Service , XB ANATOMY ONTOLOGY