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Flashcards in Innate Immunity Revisited in FW3F Deck (3):
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Natural Killer cells are lymphocytes that monitor the expression of which MHC Class?

Class I
total levels, not specific peptides

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Activation of Natural Killer cells requires what two signals?

- decreased MHC class I (many viruses inhibit class I expression)

- activating ligand/receptor (stress-induced)
-->infection upregulates such ligands

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Natural Killer cells kill cells in similar fashion to what other cell?

CD8 T cells