NK or Natural Killer cells are a type of lymphocytes that are responsible for the body's defense against foreign agents and the secretion of cytokines, which helps regulate the immune response.
In contrast, KIR receptors are proteins found on the membrane of NK cells. These proteins or receptors are responsible for interacting with molecules of the histocompatibility complex or HLA-C to detect infections and differentiate between self and foreign.
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Marta Barranquero Gómez
Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH).