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Is natural killer tcells or ntk detected in blood?
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Dr. Joseph Woods
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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