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I've heard that endometriosis causes an increase in "natural killer" cells & this affects implantation & loss. True? Ways to reduce nk cells?

I've heard that endometriosis causes an increase in "natural killer" cells & this affects implantation & loss. True? Ways to reduce nk cells?

Very little is known: Natural killer (nk) cells may well be important in implantation and maintenance of pregnancy. Unfortunately uterine nk cells are hard to get to - we don't have good ways to measure their activity or to influence what they do. Taking blood from your arm and 'testing' peripheral blood nk cells doesn't help. Depo-lupron treatment prior to ivf may improve implantation in women with endometriosis. ...Read more

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Natural Killer Cells (Definition)

Natural killer (nk) lymphocytes have the ability to kill various abnormal cells such as those damaged by trauma, aging, viruses and possibly cancer cells. Nk cells do not need to be stimulated ("primed") by previous recognition of the cell, antibodies or lymphokines; they ...Read more


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What r natural killer cells?

What r natural killer cells?

Cells that kill.: These are cells of the immune system that kill other cells that represent a danger to the body, like virally infected cellls and cancer cells. They have a natural ability to recognize stressed cells and can kill these without need of antibody or major histocompatability complex alteration to prime them, hence their name. Thus, they can present a much faster response than other immune cells. ...Read more

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What is natural killer cells?

What is natural killer cells?

Type of blood cell: Natural killer cells are one type of white blood cells that can destroy cancer cells and virally infected cells without the need for prior exposure to the relevant antigens. ...Read more

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What are natural killer cells?

What are natural killer cells?

Immune cells: Natural killer cells are immune effector cells that are efficient in killing virus infected cells. They can be divided into 2 sets: CD56bright (produce antiviral agents and help a subset of T cells) and CD56dim (fully mature, can destroy antibody targeted cells). There is a 3rd, dysfunctional subset that has been described in HIV. ...Read more

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Anyone know about natural killer cells?

Anyone know about natural killer cells?

Anti-tumor cells: These cells can kill tumor and virally infected cells without the need for prior exposure to relevant antigens. Such cells are present in the blood of all normal individuals. Mechnisms to boost the actitity of nk cellls is the subject of research in cancer treatment. ...Read more

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What would happen if no natural killer cells in our body?

What would happen if no natural killer cells in our body?

More Infections: Natural killer cells are vital in protecting our bodies from many natural infectious diseases including cancer as well. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: natural killer cells?

What is the definition or description of: natural killer cells?

See answer details.: Natural killer (nk) lymphocytes have the ability to kill various abnormal cells such as those damaged by trauma, aging, viruses and possibly cancer cells. Nk cells do not need to be stimulated ("primed") by previous recognition of the cell, antibodies or lymphokines; they are stimulated by interferon. ...Read more

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What would happen if we had no natural killer cells in our bodies?

What would happen if we had no natural killer cells in our bodies?

Vulnerable: We would likely be very vulnerable to viral infections and certain types of cancers, especially melanoma. ...Read more

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Do you belive the hype about high natural killer cells and misscarage?

Do you belive the hype about high natural killer cells and misscarage?

Natural killer cells and misscarage: Steroids, which are thought to work by reducing the percentage of NK cells in the womb, are commonly used as a treatment for recurrent miscarriage and do appear to help some women to go on to have a normal pregnancy. But many experts agree this is based more on empirical evidence that a firm scientific understanding. ...Read more

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What are uterine natural killer cells?

What are uterine natural killer cells?

NK cells in uterus.: These are nk cells of the cd56 subset that have lower cytotoxic (cell killing) ability than the peripheral or regular cd56 positive nk cells. They have a different receptor profile and make up 70 % of the lymphocytes in the uterus in early pregnancy. It is important that the mother's immune system is suppressed for successful pregnancy, and so it is believed that these cells are crucial to this. ...Read more

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Question about natural killer cells and cancer?

Question about natural killer cells and cancer?

Immunology: Your immune system helps to protect against cancer. One mechanism is through specialized cells, called "natural killer" (nk) cells. ...Read more

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What effect will acupuncture have on natural killer cells?

What effect will acupuncture have on natural killer cells?

Questionable: The answer is no one is really sure although there have been reports in some studies that there is a boost in white counts in those that are treated with accupuncture. ...Read more

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What organelles are in natural killer cells (lymphocytes)? I need to make a model of the cell for a project for college please.

What organelles are in natural killer cells (lymphocytes)? I need to make a model of the cell for a project for college please.

My suggestion --: The nucleus, mitochondria, scanty endoplasmic reticulin, and various subspecialized lysosomes are not nearly so interesting as the molecules that adorn the various biomembranes within and on the surface of the cells. A 21st century teacher would invite you to create a model of, say, perforin. ...Read more

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Is there a way to measure your immune system specifically natural killer cells?

Is there a way to measure your immune system specifically natural killer cells?

Immunologist: Yes, there are screening tests for immune dysfunction, and also more specific tests if history is consistent with immune dysfunction and/or screening tests abnormal. NK cell dysfunction is rare. I would see an immunologist for further discussion and evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi does wobenzym n do anything to an over active immune system my natural killer cells are very high?

Hi does wobenzym n do anything to an over active immune system my natural killer cells are very high?

Unknown. Unlikely.: Wobenzym products are not medications approved by the FDA, and are probably not tested for interactions and side effects like real medicines are tested. So, that means nobody really knows what side effects there are. Our immune system is very complex, and it would be scary if an over-the-counter pill could alter it. If a Wobenzym user thinks she is getting a side effect, she can call her doctor. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to stimulate production of your nk (natural killer) cells? Ie special diet, supplements, immunotherapy, etc

Is there anyway to stimulate production of your nk (natural killer) cells? Ie special diet, supplements, immunotherapy, etc

No: In fact, too much nk cells can cause serious illnesses. The body needs to work in a balanced fashion, too little or too much of a component tends to make one less healthy or even seriously ill. You need nk cells for defense but when the defense gets too intense, it can cause collateral damages in your body. ...Read more

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Is it common for a reproductive endo to test for elevated natural killer cells? Has it been proven that these cells can cause an early miscarriage?

Is it common for a reproductive endo to test for elevated natural killer cells? Has it been proven that these cells can cause an early miscarriage?

Not common: It's not common, though it could be useful in specific cases. No 'proof' at all has been established of a link, but it's also not implausible. ...Read more

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What blood tests do I need to test to see if I have natural killer cells in pregnancy? Have had lupus, acb, ANA c4, c3, aa, fib coag, gap thrombophilia

What blood tests do I need to test to see if I have natural killer cells in pregnancy? Have had lupus, acb, ANA c4, c3, aa, fib coag, gap thrombophilia

Get the assay: You can get a flow cytometry to find out. There are different types of natural killer cells and everyone should have them. They are only harmful when present in excessive quantities and out of control. ...Read more

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How do you treat non-hodgkin's natural killer t-cell lymphoma?

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How do you treat non-hodgkin's natural killer t-cell lymphoma?

NK/T cell NHL: The treatment is largely determined by the extent of disease. Patients with localized stage, therapy would be combined radiation and chemotherapy. Patients with disseminated lymphoma, combination chemo would be recommended. For most patients who achieve a partial response after induction therapy, a bone marrow transplant as consolidation would be recommended. Discuss with your oncologist. ...Read more

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Age 11 boy child high dhea sulphate low testosterone & red low. Natural killer cell board line low. Is this sign to tumour. Kid had bmt for was at 1.

Age 11 boy child high dhea sulphate low testosterone & red low. Natural killer cell board line low. Is this sign to tumour. Kid had bmt for was at 1.

Can't tell: Sketchy picture, patient with such rare condition who received seemingly successful bmt, needs still close monitoring, pls consult either the primary team or a tertiary care center, apologize for not being able to help further. ...Read more

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Is natural killer tcells or ntk detected in blood?

Is natural killer tcells or ntk detected in blood?

Possibly.: These are t cells that share characteristics of t cells and natural killer cells (nk cells). There are only 0.1% of peripheral blood t cells. But they express markers cd4, cd8, cd16 and cd56, and have an affinity for the non-polymorphic cd1d molecule, an antigen-presenting molecule that binds self- and foreign lipids and glycolipids. This makes them posssibly detectable on flow cytometry. ...Read more

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I got a cd57 nk-cell result of 15, is that normal?

I got a cd57 nk-cell result of 15, is that normal?

Low CD57 NK-cells: Cd57 count is low but what does it mean? Some physicians believe low cd57 is a marker for persistent lyme disease. If you are having symptoms of lyme - arthritis, neurologic problems - they would interpret this result as evidence of persistent infection & recommend additional long-term antibiotics. Most physicians disagree. You & your md must discuss the pros & cons & decide what's best for you. ...Read more

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I have had 2 girls with my husband now have had 3 misscarrages could it be nk cells being to aggressive or not as I have had children?

I have had 2 girls with my husband now have had 3 misscarrages could it be nk cells being to aggressive or not as I have had children?

Recurrent preg loss: After three miscarriages you qualify for testing. Schedule a visit with an obgyn and they can test for antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, thrombophilias and platelet dysfunction. ...Read more

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Does stress cause nk cells to become high and aggressive in women?

Does stress cause nk cells to become high and aggressive in women?

Natural killer cells: Natural killer cells, a cytotoxic lymphocyte, are critical to the innate immune system.. Nk cells provide rapid responses to virally infected cells and respond to tumor formation, acting at around 3 days after infection. It is doubtful that emotional stress will increase levels of nk cells, or that the response in women is different than in men. ...Read more

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Is hypersensetivity syndrome any thing to do with elevated nk cells or does it cause nk cells to be agressive?

Is hypersensetivity syndrome any thing to do with elevated nk cells or does it cause nk cells to be agressive?

Hypersensitivity: This is a reaction of your immune system to an antigen (chemical substance foreign to your body) and the process can involve nk cells, but may not. This is, in other terms, allergy. ...Read more

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If I have been found to have night uterine NK cells (specifically 56), and no other immune issues that I am aware of. I am attempting to get pregnant?

If I have been found to have night uterine NK cells (specifically 56), and no other immune issues that I am aware of. I am attempting to get pregnant?

Does not add up: There is no entity like "night uterine NK cells" You may wish to restate your question.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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What does having low nk cells indicate?

What does having low nk cells indicate?

Abnormal immune syst: Nk cells are a type of lymphocyte, or white blood cell, that functions to fight off virally infected cells and cancer cells. Deficiency in these might allow tumors/cancers to develop more easily and might lead to much more difficulty in fighting off certain viral infections. There is a good review article on wikepedia. See: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/natural_killer_cell. Search on "uptodate". ...Read more

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What is the nk cell, and why is it so important?

What is the nk cell, and why is it so important?

Natural killer cells: Natural killer, a white blood cell, cells are rapid responses to virally infected cells and respond to tumor formation, acting at around 3 days after infection. This is one of our first lines of defense for infection and cancers. Without this our body is much more prone to infection. ...Read more

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How long does it take for nk cells to become active again after your treatment is over?

Specify: Please, tell us what treatment you received and for what. But you should ask the physician treating you this question. ...Read more