The Role of Natural Killer Cells in Solid Organ Transplantation

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

In this podcast, Dr. Joren Madsen, Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Transplant Center and Section Chief in Cardiac Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital and current President of the AST, describes the role of NK cells in both innate and adaptive immunity. He describes recent research delineating the role of NK cells in allograft rejection and tolerance, and speculates about targeting NK cells therapeutically.

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