Natural killer cells: fighting viruses and much more

Nat Immunol. 2011 Feb;12(2):107-10. doi: 10.1038/ni0211-107.


More than 450 immunologists recently met in Cavtat, Croatia to discuss advances in natural killer (NK) cell biology. The meeting highlighted emerging themes in NK cell responses to viruses, NK cell tolerance and potential use of NK cells in the therapy of malignancies.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antigens, Viral / immunology
  • Croatia
  • Cytotoxicity, Immunologic
  • Humans
  • Immune Tolerance
  • Immunity, Innate
  • Interleukins / immunology
  • Killer Cells, Natural / immunology*
  • Receptors, Natural Killer Cell / immunology*
  • Signal Transduction
  • Virus Diseases / immunology*


  • Antigens, Viral
  • Interleukins
  • Receptors, Natural Killer Cell
  • interleukin-22