Antibodies May Be Factor In NK Cells Inability to be Turned Off

Posted By Braverman IVF & Reproductive Immunology || 20-Jun-2012

Literature has shown that antibodies against the KIR (killer immunoglobulin-like receptor) on Natural Killer cells may play a part in their inability to be turned off in many autoimmune syndromes. This may be an important etiology (cause) of activation in patients with recurrent pregnancy loss, which we will begin to look in to here at Braverman IVF & Reproductive Immunology. Regardless of the cause, the treatments to deactivate the NK cells will remain effective, but this will give us more insight into those patients that are at risk.

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