Causes of Scleroderma: Natural Killer Cells

Natural killer cells are cells in the immune system that destroy cancer cells and virus-infected cells.

The investigation of killer cell immunoglobulin–like receptor (KIR) genotyping in patients with systemic lupus erytematosus (SLE) and systemic sclerosis (SSc). The variations of some KIR genes may have a role in the pathogenesis of SLE and SSc and may cause major organ involvement in SLE. PubMed, Clin Rheumatol, 03/09/2016.

NK cell autoreactivity and autoimmune diseases. Herein, we summarize evidences for a role of NK cells in autoimmune diseases and will give a point of view of the interplay between NK cells and self-cells in triggering autoimmunity. Front Immunol, 04 February 2014. (Also see Causes of Autoimmunity)

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