ROLE OF CD44 IN CTL AND NK CELL ACTIVITY
Asimah Q. Rafi-Janajreh, Prakash S. Nagarkatti and Mitzi Nagarkatti
Departments of Biology and Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061
Received 6/11/98 Accepted 6/17/98
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Key words: Cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL), Natural killer cell (NK), Vascular Leak Syndrome (VLS), Endothelial cell
- 1. Abstract
- 2. Introduction
- 3. Adhesion molecules
- 4. Significance of CD44
- 5. Are cytotoxic lymphocytes involved in nonspecific vascular tissue injury seen in vivo?
- 5.1. Is CD44 Involved in the Induction of vascular leak syndrome (VLS)?
5.2 TCR-independent, MHC-unrestricted killing and its significance
5.3. Role of CD44 and various isoforms in T cell activation and MHC-unrestricted lysis
- 7. Acknowledgement
- 8. References
- 9. Entire manuscript
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