The Avidity Game: Selecting Natural-Born Killers

Christopher E. Andoniou, Iona S. Schuster, Mariapia A. Degli-Esposti

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Natural killer (NK) cells display some features equivalent to those of adaptive immune effectors, but the molecular processes underlying these adaptive-like characteristics are just beginning to be defined. In this issue of Immunity, Adams et al. (2019) and Grassmann et al. (2019) report that avidity selection for Ly49H governs the expansion, differentiation, and function of NK cells after cytomegalovirus infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1337-1339
Number of pages3
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2019


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