Blueprints for life or death

NK cell receptors either activate or inhibit the fratricidal tendencies of NK cells. Structural analysis of receptor-ligand complexes of both types of receptors reveals striking similarities in form, despite the diverse function.

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Figure 1: NK cell receptor interactions.

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Jones, E. Blueprints for life or death. Nat Immunol 2, 379–380 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1038/87673

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