Borrelia burgdorferi is strong inducer of IFN- γ production by human primary NK cells

In conclusion, CD56+ (NK + NK-T) cells produced IFN-γ shortly after exposure to B. burgdorferi and released soluble mediators that were able to activate keratinocytes. These observations underscore the important role of CD56+ (NK + NK-T) cells during early host defence when Borrelia burgdorferi enters the human skin during a tick bite.PMID:35569383 | DOI:10.1016/j.cyto.2022.155895
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