A number of studies have suggested that resistance of target cells to natural killing (NK) may be correlated with their level of expression of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I antigens. To examine this hypothesis directly, a NK-sensitive class I-deficient human B-cell line was transfected with MHC class I genes. The expression of transfected HLA, but not H-2, class I gene products resulted in loss of susceptibility to human NK-mediated conjugation and cytolysis. Furthermore, this protection did not extend to cytotoxicity mediated by interleukin 2-stimulated human NK effector cells.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America|
|State||Published - 1989|
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