PD-1 Blocks Lytic Granule Polarization with Concomitant Impairment of Integrin 'Outside-in' Signaling in Natural Killer Cell Immunological Synapse.

CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that NK cell cytotoxicity is inhibited by PD-1 engagement, which blocks lytic granule polarization to NK cell immunological synapse with concomitant impairment of integrin 'outside-in' signaling. This study provides novel mechanistic insights into how PD-1 inhibition disrupts NK cell function. PMID: 29679656 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Lymphoma and Myeloma - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: J Allergy Clin Immunol Source Type: research

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