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NK cell memory: discovery of a mystery

Ulrich von Andrian recounts how an unexpected experimental result called into question a well-established concept in immunology: the mechanism of immune memory. Follow-up experiments revealed that NK cells can mediate antigen-specific adaptive immune responses.

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von Andrian, U.H. NK cell memory: discovery of a mystery. Nat Immunol (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41590-021-00890-9

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