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Characterisation of natural killer cells and CD56+ T-cells in sarcoidosis patients.

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The aim of the current study was to investigate the frequency, phenotype and functional activity of natural killer (NK) cells and CD56+ T-cells in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and peripheral blood of patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis when compared with healthy volunteers, using staining with a panel of monoclonal antibodies followed by flow cytometry. The results revealed that the majority of the lung NK cell subpopulation expressed CD56(bright). In contrast, there was a predominant CD5...

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Katchar, K More by this author
Söderström, K More by this author
Wahlstrom, J More by this author
Grunewald, J More by this author
Journal:
The European respiratory journal
Volume:
26
Issue:
1
Pages:
77-85
Publication date:
2005-07-05
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EISSN:
1399-3003
ISSN:
0903-1936
URN:
uuid:85cd4120-0a76-44ea-b343-0a6a39faaf84
Source identifiers:
382832
Local pid:
pubs:382832

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