OBO ID: ZFA:0009278
Term Name: natural killer cell Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • large granular lymphocyte
  • NK cell
  • null 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. (1)
Appears at: Unknown
Evident until: Adult (90d-730d, breeding adult)
References:
  • CL:0000623
  • TAO:0009278
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology
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